The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes with English Colonies from Its Beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty of 1744

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1984 - History - 438 pages
The second part of the Covenant Chain trilogy, this work reinterprets early American history especially with regard to the Iroquois nation. The other two volumes in the series are The Invasion of America and Empire of Fortune.
 

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Contents

A Mixing of Peoples
25
An Iron Dutch Chain
47
Logistics of Intersocietal Commerce
58
The Iroquoian Beaver Wars
84
Odd Man Out
113
A Silver English Chain
145
They flourish and we decrease
186
I1 Permutations
214
Desperation in Iroquoia
289
A New Fire
309
Chain into Fetters
325
Summit and Slope
347
Conflict and Accommodation
367
A A council at Onondaga as reported by Conrad Weiser in 1743
379
B Documents of the Walking Purchase
398
Bibliography
407

A Link Lost
223
Mending Chain
249
A Vise Made in Europe
275

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Francis Jennings is former director of the Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian.

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