Synopses & Reviews
This book, like its predecessor The Invasion of America, is part of a history of how Euramericans and Amerindians shared in the creation of the society that became the United States of America. In that long process, different strategies were adopted by varied Indian tribes and European colonies in order to cope with the presence of all the others. The strategy of Puritan New England was armed conquest.
"A learned and lively new history of the Iroquois to 1744 . . . [that] stands by itself as a very important book. . . . [It] surely must now be the definite history of the Iroquois in their era of triumph and the first stages of decline." Ronald Sanders, author of Lost Tribes and Promised Lands
"[The] joint effort [of historians and anthropologists] to reconstruct the Indian past has produced not only a new definition of "frontier" but a major reinterpretation of early American history. The scholar who has done most to advance and popularize the "Indianization" of American history is Francis Jennings. . . . [He] has demonstrated once again that the American frontier was not a clear line between 'savagism' and 'civilization' but rather a wide zone of intercultural conflict, penetration, and cooperation." James Axtell, author of The European and the Indian
Winner of the Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars.
About the Author
Francis Jennings is former director of the Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian.