"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
This is a comprehensive collection of essays and reference material on the historical and ethnological aspects of Iroquois diplomacy, on its rituals and formulas, and on the treaties and alliances in which it was involved.
6 x 9, 296 pages