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Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, Indian Nations, and the U.S. Constitution

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This book chronicles the influence American Indians have had on the development of democratic tradition in Western culture and the inspiration they provided for the writing of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Focusing primarily on the Iroquois Confederacy and its relations with European nations contending for control of the New World, the authors of Exiled
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Hardcover, 414 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Clear Light Publishing (first published 1992)
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Shows that history is written by the victors and judges rewrote history to the white man's advantage. "Greed Over Patrimony"
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At this point in our history, when the bastion that protects our democracy is a balance among the three branches of government, it is worth re-examining Oren Lyon's anthology of writings about the contributions that Indian nations made to that balance among executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
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Oren Lyons is a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga and Seneca Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), as well as a member of the Council of Chiefs of the Haudenosaunee, professor, author, publisher, advocate of Indigenous and environmental causes, and honorary chairman of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team.

Lyons was given the name Joagquisho, Bright Sun
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