Published by Primary Source Microfilm
Iroquois Indians: A Documentary History provides primary source material that reflects Indian participation in the most important events of early American history. Focusing on the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora nations comprising the Iroquois Confederacy, this collection clearly illustrates the advanced
nature of their political organization by destroying old stereotypes, and acknowledging the Iroquois' significance in shaping American history.
Compiled by the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library, Iroquois Indians provides 8,812 reproductions of original documents and records from the early 1600s to the 1920s. Here researchers will discover the minutes of council meetings, treaty conferences and negotiations, as well as reproductions of actual contracts, treaties and agreements.
The materials that comprise this collection focus on the continuing attempts to formalize affairs between the Iroquois Indians and the British, French and Dutch settlers, as well as their European counterparts. The comprehensiveness of this material gives insight into the relationships that developed over the years between the Iroquois Confederacy and the colonists in the struggle for territory as well as for peace.