Your Fyre Shall Burn No More: Iroquois Policy Toward New France and Its Native Allies to 1701

U of Nebraska Press, 2000 M01 1 - 377 páginas
Why were the Iroquois unrelentingly hostile toward the French colonists and their Native allies? The longstanding "Beaver War" interpretation of seventeenth-century Iroquois-French hostilities holds that the Iroquois? motives were primarily economic, aimed at controlling the profitable fur trade. Josä Ant¢nio Brand?o argues persuasively against this view. Drawing from the original French and English sources, Brand?o has compiled a vast array of quantitative data about Iroquois raids and mortality rates. He offers a penetrating examination of seventeenth-century Iroquoian attitudes toward foreign policy and warfare, contending that the Iroquois fought New France not primarily to secure their position in a new market economy but for reasons that traditionally fueled Native warfare: to replenish their populations, safeguard hunting territories, protect their homes, gain honor, and seek revenge.

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CHAPTER ONE IroquoisFrench History and Historians
CHAPTER TWO Government and Social Organization among the Iroquois
Functions and Process
CHAPTER SEVEN The Failure of Peace
CHAPTER EIGHT Conflict and Uncertainty
Annual Iroquois BaptismDeath Rates
Disease among the Iroquois to 1701
Iroquois Population Losses to 1701 280
Population Losses to the Iroquois to 1701 288
Huron Population Losses to the Iroquois to 1701 296
Bibliography 349
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Josä Ant¢nio Brand?o, coauthor of My Country, Our History, is an assistant professor of American Indian history at Western Michigan University.

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