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The Seneca Restoration, 1715–1754: An Iroquois Local Political Economy

Kurt A. Jordan


The Iroquois confederacy, one of the most influential Native American groups encountered by early European settlers, is commonly perceived as having plunged into steep decline in the late seventeenth century due to colonial encroachment into the Great Lakes region. This book challenges long-standing interpretations that depict the Iroquois as defeated, colonized peoples by demonstrating that an important nation of that confederacy, the Senecas, maintained an impressive political and economic autonomy and resisted colonialism with a high degree of success. By combining archaeological data groun ... More

Keywords: Iroquois, Native American, European settlers, colonial encroachment, Great Lakes, Senecas, autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032511
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kurt A. Jordan, author
Cornell University