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In The Rotinonshonni Through the Eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera, Brian ‘Natoway’ Rice seeks to offer a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni (people of the longhouse). The book has its origins in Rice’s study with traditional Cayuga royaner Jacob Thomas, who performed days-long recitations of the oral history of the Iroquois in English. Rice suggests that, “My purpose in writing this book is to not only inform the reader about the traditions of Rotinonshonni society, but to also give the reader a sense of place for those traditions. I also wanted to show that as Indigenous academics we have our own cultural based methodologies.” The book offers tellings of the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the law of peace, the European invasion, the life of Handsome Lake, and finally of Rice’s own walk 700 miles in the footsteps of the Peacemaker (founder of the Iroquois confederacy), as Rice seeks to provide a written translation into English of Iroquois oral history, taking part himself as a member of a continuous tradition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Front Flap, Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 1. The Creation Story
  2. pp. 22-152
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  1. 2. The Clan System and the Migration of the Rotinonshonni to Their Traditional Territory
  2. pp. 153-172
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  1. 3. The Kayeneren:kowa (Great Way of Peace)
  2. pp. 173-250
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  1. 4. Sawiskera Gains Control
  2. pp. 251-289
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  1. 5. The Kari:wio of Skanyiatar:io
  2. pp. 290-310
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  1. Notes Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 311-312
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 313-324
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 325-328
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  1. Back Flap, Back Cover
  2. pp. 346-347
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815652274
Related ISBN
9780815610212
MARC Record
OCLC
867741332
Pages
314
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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