"A first rate contribution to Iroquois studies."—Choice
"A stunning achievement which will be absolutely vital to any student of Iroquois-white relations. . . . The scholarship is impeccable."—Wilcomb E. Washburn, Director, Office of American Studies, Smithsonian Institution
"This Guide makes it possible for the contemporary reader to understand more clearly the texts of the early treaties and is, in fact, a key to important aspects of our own history. . . . We now have a tool to begin the reappraisal of the historical record and to gain a fuller understanding of the impact of the Iroquois on American history. This is a work of outstanding scholarship that will make a mark on the growing corpus of Iroquois ethnohistorical studies."—American Indian Quarterly
"This Guide introduces the monumental archive of treaties and related materials that the Documentary History of the Iroquois project has recently compiled at the Newberry Library. . . . An excellent volume. . . . A fascinating introduction to the Iroquois project and a strong example of what anthropologists and historians can do with the rich material that treaty documents contain."—Daniel K. Richter, Ethnohistory
"An essential guide."—Canadian Historical Review
Francis Jennings was an American historian, best known for his works on the colonial history of the United States. He is the author of several books including The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism and the Cant of Conquest and The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain. Confederation of Indian Tribes with English Colonies (1984); New York: Norton.
Series: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors
6 x 9, 296 pages