A Longhouse Fragmented: Ohio Iroquois Autonomy in the by Brian Joseph Gilley

By Brian Joseph Gilley

Tells the social heritage of the Iroquois humans of Ohio through the buildup to removal.

A Longhouse Fragmented is a historical ethnography of the Ohio Iroquois and, specifically, of the folks referred to as the Seneca of Sandusky in the course of the early 19th century. utilizing modern social thought and interdisciplinary methodologies, Brian Joseph Gilley tells the social background of the local peoples of Ohio earlier than and through the sociopolitical buildup to removing. As culturally, geographically, and socially displaced Iroquois, the Sandusky Iroquois have been fragmented clear of American historiographical buildings of Iroquois social background through the yankee Indian educational institution. This fragmentation makes the early cultural historical past of the Ohio Iroquois an awesome foil in which to think about how normalized interpretations of social heritage come to seem actual and feature genuine results for the topic societies good into the 20th century. those tales are meant to start an past due dialog in regards to the results of a unified Iroquois heritage congealed round hugely particular different types of knowledge.

“This e-book is groundbreaking in either its content material and its theoretical orientation. Reframing the tale of the Sandusky Senecas’ removing from a sad endpoint to an incident in a far longer background of indigenous translocation marks a really unique intervention within the scholarship on Iroquois background, and in addition sheds new mild on a little-known bankruptcy within the background of Indian removal.” — Jon Parmenter, writer of The fringe of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534–1701

Brian Joseph Gilley is affiliate Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the 1st international locations academic and Cultural heart at Indiana college Bloomington. he's the writer of Becoming Two-Spirit: homosexual identification and Social recognition in Indian Country and the coeditor (with Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, and Scott Lauria Morgensen) of Queer Indigenous reviews: serious Interventions in concept, Politics, and Literature.

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