The Resource Cultivating a landscape of peace : Iroquois-European encounters in seventeenth-century America, Matthew Dennis

Cultivating a landscape of peace : Iroquois-European encounters in seventeenth-century America, Matthew Dennis

Label
Cultivating a landscape of peace : Iroquois-European encounters in seventeenth-century America
Title
Cultivating a landscape of peace
Title remainder
Iroquois-European encounters in seventeenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Dennis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the peculiar new worlds of the Five Nations of the Iroquois, the Dutch, and the French, who shared cultural frontiers in seventeenth century North America. Matthew Dennis employs methods and materials from a range of disciplines, including archaeology, ethnology, folklore, literary criticism, and history, to reconstruct those worlds and analyze the consequences of their mingling with one another. Dennis likens his book to a cubist painting that describes and orders multiple elements on canvas but consciously avoids dissolving them into a single angle of vision. Viewing early America from the different perspectives of the diverse people who coexisted uneasily during the colonial encounter between Europeans and Indians, he explains a long-standing paradox: the apparent belligerence of the Five Nations, a people who saw themselves as promoters of universal peace. In a radically new interpretation of the Iroquois, Dennis argues that the Five Nations sought to incorporate their new European neighbors as kinspeople into their Longhouse, the physical and symbolic embodiment of Iroquois domesticity and peace. He offers a close, original reading of the fundamental political myth of the Five Nations, the Deganawidah Epic and situates it historically and ideologically in Iroquois life. Detailing the particular nature of Iroquois peace, he describes the Five Nations' diligent efforts to establish peace on their own terms and the frustrations and hostilities that stemmed from the fundamental contrast between Iroquois and European goals, expectations, and perceptions of human relationships
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dennis, Matthew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.I7
LC item number
D36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois (Indiens)
  • Iroquois (Indiens)
  • Iroquois (Indiens)
  • Colonies
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Irokezen
  • Fransen
  • Nederlanders
  • Culturele betrekkingen
  • Siedlung
  • Koexistenz
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Europe
  • États-Unis
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Irokesen
  • Europäer
  • Weiße
Label
Cultivating a landscape of peace : Iroquois-European encounters in seventeenth-century America, Matthew Dennis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iroquoia: land, world view, and landscape -- Owasco into Iroquois: war, peace, and the social construction of the Five Nations -- Deganawidah and the cultivation of peace: Iroquois ideology, political culture, and representation -- Settlement and unsettlement: New Netherland, Beverwyck, and the Dutch frontier -- Commerce, kinship, and the transaction of peace -- False starts and failed promises: New France and the French frontier -- Kinship, conversion, conquest, and the French-Iroquois discourse of frustration
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801421716
Lccn
92056771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27108888
  • (OCoLC)ocm27108888
Label
Cultivating a landscape of peace : Iroquois-European encounters in seventeenth-century America, Matthew Dennis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iroquoia: land, world view, and landscape -- Owasco into Iroquois: war, peace, and the social construction of the Five Nations -- Deganawidah and the cultivation of peace: Iroquois ideology, political culture, and representation -- Settlement and unsettlement: New Netherland, Beverwyck, and the Dutch frontier -- Commerce, kinship, and the transaction of peace -- False starts and failed promises: New France and the French frontier -- Kinship, conversion, conquest, and the French-Iroquois discourse of frustration
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801421716
Lccn
92056771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27108888
  • (OCoLC)ocm27108888

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