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Apologies to the Iroquois with A Study of the Mohawks in High Steel

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This book is one of the most thorough and comprehensive ethnographic studies ever done. Edmund Wilson examines the plight, life, history, and culture of the Iroquois in New York State.
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published 1960 by Farrar, Straus & Cudahy (first published 1959)
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Chris
Feb 03, 2018 added it
This book is well-written reportage of the Iroquois nations, their dances and customs, and their struggles for recognition and efforts against Power Authorities, New York State, The Federal Government, The Canadian Government, to maintain the land that remains theirs. It often involves invoking 200 year old treaties.
Written in the late 1950s, I reflected on the current struggles, in the Dakotas particularly, for access to water, and sovereignty. The US government policies toward Native Ame
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Malcolm
Some time on the middle of summer, 1957, the writer Edmund Wilson was asked by a visiting British writer about Native Americans (still called Indians) in New York state, and the whereabouts of the Mohicans. Wilson replied that Mohicans were Mohawks, and that there were no 'Indians' left living in NY state. I've never been sure whether this series of New Yorker articles (published in book for in 1960) is an apology to the Iroquois for his ignorance (he was wrong on both counts) or for the centuri ...more
Tex-49
Interessante saggio sulla sugli Irochesi del 1960, la loro spiritualità, le loro condizioni di vita, le loro lotte per non perdere la propria identità.
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Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Très intéressante étude sur la place de la nation iroquoise dans l'Amérique du milieu du XXème siècle. Malheureusement, ce classique trouve encore de nos jours un écho sinistre quant au sort réservé aux autochtones (voir en ce sens l'article ci-joint http://www.lemonde.fr/m-moyen-format/... ).
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Edmund Wilson was an American writer and literary and social critic. He is considered by many to have been the 20th century's preeminent American man of letters.