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The Constitution of the Five Nations, Or, The Iroquois Book of the Great Law
  • Author : Arthur Caswell Parker
  • Publisher : Ohsweken, Ont. : Iroqrafts
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044043134782
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • "The Constitution of the Five Nations or The Iroquois Book of the Great Law is a reprint of Arthur C. Parker's monograph published as New York State Museum Bulletin no. 184 in 1916. This text includes two English translations of the Iroquois Great Law. Parker collected the first manuscript from Seth Newhouse, a Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River, who prepared the story of the founding of the Great Law of Peace. Newhouse attempted to have the Six Nations Chiefs approve of his version of the Great Law but they refused."--Pub. desc.

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    Kayanerenkó:wa
  • Author : Kayanesenh Paul Williams
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780887555541
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  • Genre : Law
  • Several centuries ago, the five nations that would become the Haudenosaunee — Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca — were locked in generations-long cycles of bloodshed. When they established Kayanerenkó:wa, the Great Law of Peace, they not only resolved intractable coinflicts, but also shaped a system of law and government that would maintain peace for generations to come. This law remains in place today in Haudenosaunee communities: an Indigenous legal system, distinctive, complex, and principled. It is not only a survivor, but a viable alternative to Euro-American systems of law. With its emphasis on lasting relationships, respect for the natural world, building consensus, and on making and maintaining peace, it stands in contrast to legal systems based on property, resource exploitation, and majority rule. Although Kayanerenkó:wa has been studied by anthropologists, linguists, and historians, it has not been the subject of legal scholarship. There are few texts to which judges, lawyers, researchers, or academics may refer for any understanding of specific Indigenous legal systems. Following the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and a growing emphasis on reconciliation, Indigenous legal systems are increasingly relevant to the evolution of law and society. In Kayanerenkó:wa Great Law of Peace Kayanesenh Paul Williams, counsel to Indigenous nations for forty years, with a law practice based in the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations, brings the sum of his experience and expertise to this analysis of Kayanerenkó:wa as a living, principled legal system. In doing so, he puts a powerful tool in the hands of Indigenous and settler communities.

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    Hiawatha and the Great Peace
  • Author : Virginia Schomp
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9781608704408
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Hiawatha, a Native American legend, is known as the spokesperson for The Great Peacemaker, Dekanawidah. Dekanawidah was the creator of The Great Law of Peace, a law that gathered and bound all Iroquois Confederacy together, first in oral tradition only, but eventually the decree was written with Native American symbols on wampum belts. This book is an introduction to the life and work of Hiawatha whose peaceful advocacy and education inspired songs, books and folklore. It contains original artwork, historical context of the story, recounts folktales from her diverse culture, and defines words unique to the story.

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    Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
  • Author : Robbie Robertson
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781613128480
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation. Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker’s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves—a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution. Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings. Together, the team of Robertson and Shannon has crafted a new children’s classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages. Includes a CD featuring an original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.

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    The Iroquois Constitution
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781987027259
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  • Genre : Books
  • Among the Haudenosaunee (the "Six Nations," comprising the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora peoples) the Great Law of Peace is the oral constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy. The law was written on wampum belts, conceived by Dekanawidah, known as the Great Peacemaker, and his spokesman Hiawatha. The original five member nations ratified this constitution near modern-day Victor, New York, with the sixth nation (the Tuscarora) being added in 1722. The laws were first recorded and transmitted not in written language, but by means of wampum symbols that conveyed meaning. In a later era it was translated into English and various other accounts exist. The Great Law of Peace is presented as part of a narrative noting laws and ceremonies to be performed at prescribed times. The laws called a constitution are divided into 117 articles. The united Iroquois nations are symbolized by an eastern white pine tree, called the Tree of Peace. Each nation or tribe plays a delineated role in the conduct of government. Attempts to date the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy have focused on a reported solar eclipse, which many scholars identify as the one that occurred in 1451 AD, though some debate exists with support for 1190.

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    The Great Law and the Longhouse
  • Author : William Nelson Fenton
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : 0806130032
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • The Great Law, a living tradition among the conservative Iroquois, is sustained by celebrating the condolence ceremony when they mourn a dead chief and install his successor for life on good behavior. This ritual act, reaching back to the dawn of history, maintains the League of the Iroquois, the legendary form of government that gave way over time to the Iroquois Confederacy. Fenton verifies historical accounts from his own long experience of Iroquois society, so that his political ethnography extends into the twentieth century as he considers in detail the relationship between customs and events. His main argument is the remarkable continuity of Iroquois political tradition in the face of military defeat, depopulation, territorial loss, and acculturation to European technology.

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    The White Roots of Peace
  • Author : Paul A. W. Wallace
  • Publisher : Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : UOM:39015001688509
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Folklore
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    Peace: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Oliver P. Richmond
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780191642678
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is often used interchangeably with 'peacemaking', 'peacebuilding', 'conflict resolution', and 'statebuilding'. The modern concept of peace has therefore broadened from the mere absence of violence to something much more complicated. In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Richmond explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, exploring our modern assumptions about peace and the various different interpretations of its applications. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    On War
  • Author : Carl Clausewitz
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780141920283
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : History
  • Writing at the time of Napoleon's greatest campaigns, Prussian soldier and writer Carl von Clausewitz created this landmark treatise on the art of warfare, which presented war as part of a coherent system of political thought. In line with Napoleon's own military actions, he illustrated the need to annihilate the enemy and make a strong display of one's power in an 'absolute war' without compromise. But he was also careful to distinguish between war and politics, arguing that war could only be justified when debate was no longer adequate, and that if undertaken, its aim should ultimately be to improve the wellbeing of the nation.

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    Words of Peace in Native Land
  • Author : Guylaine Cliche,Stuart Jr Myiow,Of Kahnawake Mohawk Traditional Council
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1988002567
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Traditional Mohawk Teachings that speak of the importance of women, respect for nature and universal peace. Historically, the Mohawk First Nation has long been associated with violence, although their society is based on the Great Law of Peace. At long last, this book draws back a veil on the true nature of the Mohawk people, their beliefs and their great struggles. For an entire year, Guylaine Cliche spent time with people from the Traditional Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, attended ceremonies and recorded their teachings, so she could pass them on to us in writing. To echo the oral tradition, she has organized the book like a talking circle, in which fifteen people from nine different clans express themselves. To ensure the text's accuracy, she carried out this task under the supervision of the Traditional Council. This little-known culture cannot be understood without the knowledge of certain traditional teachings unfamiliar to outsiders. These include the absolutely essential teachings of the Moon, which highlight the importance of women at the heart of society, since, according to the Mohawks, Sky Woman was the source of Creation. As a matrilineal nation, the Mohawks speak to us, among other things, of how urgent it is to re-establish female power in our modern societies. A new universal equilibrium must emerge, based on respect for the environment and a return to values of peace and understanding among nations. A heartfelt plea to make a better world a reality, this book leads us into a universe endowed with a rich and deep spirituality. It encourages us to reengage with our roots and makes us want to take concrete action to honour and respect our Mother Earth. The Kanienkehaka, "People of the Flint", are the founders of the Five Nations of the Iroquois confederacy and the Great Law of Peace. The Traditional Mohawk Council of Kahnawake is what is known as a "Longhouse". A Longhouse is much more than a dwelling: it's a way of life that ensures the peace and tranquillity of its inhabitants.

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    Linking Arms Together
  • Author : Robert A. Williams, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781135282929
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  • Genre : History
  • This readable yet sophisticated survey of treaty-making between Native and European Americans before 1800, recovers a deeper understanding of how Indians tried to forge a new society with whites on the multicultural frontiers of North America-an understanding that may enlighten our own task of protecting Native American rights and imagining racial justice.

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    Forgotten Founders
  • Author : Bruce Elliott Johansen
  • Publisher : Harvard Common Press
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008220348
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  • Genre : History
  • How Native Americans contributed to the early American Republic and its Constitution.

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    Great Peace of Montreal of 1701
  • Author : Gilles Havard
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780773569348
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • The last decades of the seventeenth century were marked by persistent, bloody conflicts between the French and their Native allies on the one side and the Iroquois confederacy on the other. In the summer of 1701, 1,300 representatives of forty First Nations from the Maritimes to the Great Lakes and from James Bay to southern Illinois met with the French at Montreal. Elaborate, month-long ceremonies culminated in the signing of The Great Peace of Montreal, which effectively put an end to the Iroquois wars. In The Great Peace of Montreal of 1701 Gilles Havard brings to life the European and Native players who brought about this major feat of international diplomacy. He highlights the differing interests and strategies of the numerous First Nations involved while giving a dramatic account of the colourful conference. The treaty, Havard argues, was the culmination of the French colonial strategy of Native alliances and adaptation to Native political customs. It illustrates the extent of cultural interchange between the French and their Native allies and the crucial role the latter played in French conflicts with the Iroquois and the British. As we approach the 300th anniversary of the treaty's signing in August 1701, Gilles Havard emphasizes its contemporary significance: in signing a treaty with forty separate parties the French recognized the independent sovereignty of every First Nation. This translation is significantly revised and updated from the original French publication of 1992.

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    Before Columbus
  • Author : Charles C. Mann,Rebecca Stefoff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781416949008
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Based on the startling revelations that the author presented in his adult-level 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, this book for young readers is a fascinating full-color journey into the world of the many advanced cultures that populated the Americas before the arrival of European explorers.

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    Concerning the League
  • Author : John Arthur Gibson,Reginald Henry,Harry Webster,Alexander Goldenweiser
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Pages : 755
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032600226
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
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    The Law of Nations
  • Author : Emer de Vattel,Edward Duncan Ingraham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105044431752
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : International law
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    On the Law of Peace
  • Author : Christine Bell
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 9780191551604
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  • Genre : Law
  • This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the use of peace agreements from a legal perspective. It describes and evaluates the development of contemporary peace processes and the peace agreements that emerge. The book sets out what is in essence an anatomy of peace agreement practice and interrogates its relationship to law. At its heart the book grapples with the role of law in ending violent conflict and the broader questions this raises for the relationship of law to social change. Law potentially plays two key roles with respect to peace agreements: first, to the extent that peace agreements themselves form legal documents, law plays a role in the 'enforcement' or implementation of the peace agreement; second, international law has a relationship to peace agreement negotiation and content, in its regulatory guise. International Law regulates self-determination, transitional justice, and the role of third parties. The book documants and analyses these two roles of law. In doing so, the book reveals a complex dynamic relationship between the peace agreement as a legal document and the role of international law in which international law and concepts of domestic constitutionalism are being re-shaped. The practice of negotiating peace agreements is argued to be producing a new law of the peacemaker-or lex pacificatoria that connects developments in international law with new forms of domestic constitutional law in a set of hybrid relationships. This law of the peacemaker potentially forms part of a broader 'law of peace' that moves beyond the traditional concept of law of peace as merely 'the rest of international law' once the laws of war are subtracted. The new lex pacificatoria stands as an account of the way in which international law shapes and is shaped by peace agreements. The book proposes an ambivalent response to 'this new law' which connects to contemporary debates about the force of international law and its appropriate relationship with domestic constitutonalism.

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    Locke: Two Treatises of Government
  • Author : John Locke
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN : 0521069033
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • Originally published in 1960, this analysis of all of Locke's publications quickly became established as the standard edition of the Treatises as well as a work of political theory in its own right.

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    A Kid's Guide to Native American History
  • Author : Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Arlene Hirschfelder
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781613742228
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities like the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great Basin, Apache in the Southwest, Yupik in Alaska, and Native Hawaiians, among others. Lives of historical and contemporary notable individuals like Chief Joseph and Maria Tallchief are featured, and the book is packed with a variety of topics like first encounters with Europeans, Indian removal, Mohawk sky walkers, and Navajo code talkers. Readers travel Native America through activities that highlight the arts, games, food, clothing, and unique celebrations, language, and life ways of various nations. Kids can make Haudensaunee corn husk dolls, play Washoe stone jacks, design Inupiat sun goggles, or create a Hawaiian Ma'o-hauhele bag. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for Web sites, books, movies, and museums round out this multicultural guide.

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    The Shield of Achilles
  • Author : Philip Bobbitt
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN : 9780307796905
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • "We are at a moment in world affairs when the essential ideas that govern statecraft must change. For five centuries it has taken the resources of a state to destroy another state . . . This is no longer true, owing to advances in international telecommunications, rapid computation, and weapons of mass destruction. The change in statecraft that will accompany these developments will be as profound as any that the State has thus far undergone." —from the Prologue The Shield of Achilles is a classic inquiry into the nature of the State, its origin in war, and its drive for peace and legitimacy. Philip Bobbitt, a professor of constitutional law and a historian of nuclear strategy, has served in the White House, the Senate, the State Department, and the National Security Council in both Democratic and Republican administrations, and here he brings his formidable experience and analytical gifts to bear on our changing world. Many have observed that the nation-state is dying, yet others have noted that the power of the State has never been greater. Bobbitt reconciles this paradox and introduces the idea of the market-state, which is already replacing its predecessor. Along the way he treats such themes as the Long War (which began in 1914 and ended in 1990). He explains the relation of violence to legitimacy, and the role of key individuals in fates that are partially—but only partially—determined. This book anticipates the coalitional war against terrorism and lays out alternative futures for the world. Bobbitt shows how nations might avoid the great power confrontations that have a potential for limitless destruction, and he traces the origin and evolution of the State to such wars and the peace conferences that forged their outcomes into law, from Augsburg to Westphalia to Utrecht to Vienna to Versailles. The author paints a powerful portrait of the ever-changing interrelatedness of our world, and he uses his expertise in law and strategy to discern the paths that statehood will follow in the coming years and decades. Timely and perceptive, The Shield of Achilles will change the way we think about the world.

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    A Politician Thinking
  • Author : Jack N. Rakove
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9780806159591
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  • Genre : History
  • James Madison presented his most celebrated and studied political ideas in his contributions to The Federalist, the essays that he, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote in 1787–1788 to secure ratification of the U.S. Constitution. As Jack N. Rakove shows in A Politician Thinking, however, those essays do not illustrate the full complexity and vigor of Madison’s thinking. In this book, Rakove pushes beyond what Madison thought to examine how he thought, showing that this founder’s political genius lay less in the content of his published writings than in the ways he turned his creative mind to solving real political problems. Rakove begins his analysis by examining how Madison drew upon his experiences as a member of the Continental Congress and as a Virginia legislator to develop his key ideas. Madison sought to derive lessons of history from his reading and his own experience, but he also thought about politics in terms of what we now recognize as game theory. After discussing Madison’s approach to the challenge of constitutional change, Rakove emphasizes his strikingly modern understanding of legislative deliberation, which he treated as the defining problem of republican government. Rakove also addresses Madison’s deliberation about ways to protect the rights of individuals and political minorities from the rule of “factious majorities.” The book closes by tracing how Madison developed strategies for maintaining long-term constitutional stability and adjusting to the new realities of governance under the Constitution. Engaging and accessible, A Politician Thinking offers new insight concerning a key constitutional thinker and the foundations of the American constitutional system. Having a more thorough understanding of how Madison solved the problems presented in the formation of that system, we better grasp a unique moment of political innovation.

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    Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership
  • Author : Laurence M. Hauptman
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 0815631898
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership, Laurence M. Hauptman traces the past 200 years of the Six Nations’ history through the lens of the remarkable leaders who shaped it. Focusing on the distinct qualities of Iroquois leadership, Hauptman reveals how the Six Nations have survived in the face of overwhelming pressure. Celebrated figures such as Governor Blacksnake, Cornelius Cusick, and Deskaheh are juxtaposed with less well-known but nonetheless influential champions of Iroquoian culture and sovereignty such as Dinah John. Hauptman’s survey includes over thirty contemporary women, highlighting the important role female leaders have played in Iroquois survival throughout history to the present day. The book offers historical and contemporary portraits of leaders from all six Iroquois nations and all regions of modern-day Iroquoia.

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    Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States, 1796
  • Author : George Washington
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062438786
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : United States
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    Peace Treaties and International Law in European History
  • Author : Randall Lesaffer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 9781139453783
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  • Genre : Law
  • In the formation of the modern law of nations, peace treaties played a pivotal role. Many basic principles and rules that governed and still govern relations between states were introduced and elaborated in the great peace treaties from the Renaissance onwards. Nevertheless, until recently few scholars have studied these primary sources of the law of nations from a juridical perspective. In this edited collection, specialists from all over Europe, including legal and diplomatic historians, international lawyers and an International Relations theorist, analyse peace treaty practice from the late fifteenth century to the Peace of Versailles of 1919. Important emphasis is given to the doctrinal debate about peace treaties and the influence of older, Roman and medieval concepts on modern practices. This book goes back further in time beyond the epochal Peace of Treaties of Westphalia of 1648 and this broader perspective allows for a reassessment of the role of the sovereign state in the modern international legal order.

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    The Ordeal of the Longhouse
  • Author : Daniel K. Richter
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780807867914
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  • Genre : History
  • Richter examines a wide range of primary documents to survey the responses of the peoples of the Iroquois League--the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras--to the challenges of the European colonialization of North America. He demonstrates that by the early eighteenth century a series of creative adaptations in politics and diplomacy allowed the peoples of the Longhouse to preserve their cultural autonomy in a land now dominated by foreign powers.

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    We Share Our Matters
  • Author : Rick Monture
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780887554667
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The Haudenosaunee, more commonly known as the Iroquois or Six Nations, have been one of the most widely written-about Indigenous groups in the United States and Canada. But seldom have the voices emerging from this community been drawn on in order to understand its enduring intellectual traditions. Rick Monture’s We Share Our Matters offers the first comprehensive portrait of how the Haudenosaunee of the Grand River region have expressed their long struggle for sovereignty in Canada. Drawing from individualsas diverse as Joseph Brant, Pauline Johnson and Robbie Robertson, Monture illuminates a unique Haudenosaunee world view comprised of three distinct features: a spiritual belief about their role and responsibility to the earth; a firm understanding of their sovereign status as a confederacy of independant nations; and their responsibility to maintain those relations for future generations. After more than two centuries of political struggle Haudenosaunee thought has avoided stagnant conservatism and continues to inspire ways to address current social and political realities.

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    Kaianerekowa Hotinonsionne
  • Author : Akwesasne Notes
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 0962517577
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  • Genre : Iroquois Indians
  • Original Five Nations League were the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, and the Seneca (Indians, Aboriginal or Native peoples]. With the addition of the Tuscarora the Six Nations Confederacy was established.

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    The Rights of War and Peace
  • Author : Hugo Grotius
  • Publisher : Washington : M.W. Dunne
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : UOM:39015055406113
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  • Genre : International law
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    The Law of Peoples
  • Author : John Rawls
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0674005422
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Law
  • This book consists of two parts: the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997, and "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same name published in 1993. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than fifty years of reflection on liberalism and on some of the most pressing problems of our times by John Rawls. "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited" explains why the constraints of public reason, a concept first discussed in Political Liberalism (1993), are ones that holders of both religious and non-religious comprehensive views can reasonably endorse. It is Rawls's most detailed account of how a modern constitutional democracy, based on a liberal political conception, could and would be viewed as legitimate by reasonable citizens who on religious, philosophical, or moral grounds do not themselves accept a liberal comprehensive doctrine--such as that of Kant, or Mill, or Rawls's own "Justice as Fairness," presented in A Theory of Justice (1971). The Law of Peoples extends the idea of a social contract to the Society of Peoples and lays out the general principles that can and should be accepted by both liberal and non-liberal societies as the standard for regulating their behavior toward one another. In particular, it draws a crucial distinction between basic human rights and the rights of each citizen of a liberal constitutional democracy. It explores the terms under which such a society may appropriately wage war against an "outlaw society," and discusses the moral grounds for rendering assistance to non-liberal societies burdened by unfavorable political and economic conditions.

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    The Wind Is My Mother
  • Author : Bear Heart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781101640128
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : History
  • With eloquent simplicity, Native American medicine man Bear Heart demonstrates how traditional tribal wisdom can help us maintain spiritual and physical health in today's world. “As a child I was taught, ‘Chebon, the way to attain the beauty in life is through harmony. Be in harmony with all things, but most important, be in harmony with yourself first. A lot will go on in your life, some good, some bad—people may argue and some will try to take control of your life—but that one word, harmony, will neutralize any problems and help your life to become beautiful.’”—from The Wind is My Mother “A compelling and important work…Bear Heart is a gifted storyteller—readers of all backgrounds will be inspired by his lessons of how to apply traditional Native American wisdom to maintain balance in today’s world…Bear Heart’s is a truthful, honest voice which has let us into his world, and our world is better for it.”—Body, Mind, Spirit

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    Notes
  • Author : Clifton J. Cate,Charles Cameron Cate
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781412053556
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Bearing his medical discharge from the fledgling American Expeditionary Force after only four months as a trainee in the 1st Massachusetts Ambulance Corps, the author became one of thousands of American youths who sought adventure and validation by traveling North to offer their wartime services as members of the C.E.F. His account, finished in 1927, chronicles his brief U.S. Army experience, and more extensively, the next 20 months--from the signing of his Attestation papers in September, 1917 in Fredericton, N.B., to his release from active duty at St John, in May, 1919--as a Canadian soldier. Beginning with basic drill and an introduction to light artillery in Canada, he moved on to more intensive training in England, to become a charter member of an entirely new unit--the 12th (6-inch howitzer) Battery, 3rd Brigade, CGA. Not just a record of combat in France, the story encompasses a totality of military life as it impacted the author and his close companions. He faithfully records battlefield and bivouac experiences, anecdotes of both legal and unsanctioned absences in five countries, the formation (and shattering) of close friendships, of the strange realization of his having been wounded, and gassed, and his consequent hospitalization and recovery. Following an unauthorized reunification with his Battery mates in Belgium, he describes the boredom of post war occupation, demobilization via Kinmel Park in Wales, his return to Canada, and finally, the long and eagerly anticipated, yet strangely abrupt and poignant emptiness that attended his return to civilian life. The author's highly personal and well documented narrative is enhanced by the inclusion of letters written home, numerous scans of photographs and memorabilia that survived his epoch journey as well as a number of original pen and ink drawings that complement his writing.

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    Fratelli Tutti
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781608338887
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  • Genre : Religion
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    The Great Debate
  • Author : Yuval Levin
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780465040940
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : History
  • For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the roots of our political order, Levin shows that American partisanship originated in the debates over the French Revolution, fueled by the fiery rhetoric of these ideological titans. Levin masterfully shows how Burke and Paine’s differing views continue to shape our current political discourse—on issues ranging from gun control and abortion to welfare and economic reform. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Washington’s often acrimonious rifts, The Great Debate offers a profound examination of what conservatism, liberalism, and the debate between them truly amount to.

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    The Rotinonshonni
  • Author : Brian Rice
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9780815652274
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Iroquois Indians
  • "In this book, Rice offers a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni Longhouse People, also known as the Iroquois. Drawing upon J.N.B. Hewitt's translation and the oral presentations of Cayuga Elder Jacob Thomas, Rice records the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the Great Law of Peace, the European invasion, and the life of Handsome Lake. As a participant in a 700-mile walk following the story of the Peacemaker who confederated the original five warring nations that became the Rotinonshonni, Rice traces the historic sites located in what are now known as the Mississippi River Valley, Upstate New York, southern Quebec, and Ontario. The Rotinonshonni creates from oral traditions a history that informs the reader about events that happened in the past and how those events have shaped and are still shaping Rotinonshonni society today."--Publisher's website.

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    Letter from the Birmingham Jail
  • Author : Jr. Martin Luther King
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1548521949
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. explains why blacks can no longer be victims of inequality.

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    Our Beloved Kin
  • Author : Lisa Tanya Brooks
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780300196733
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • "With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the "First Indian War" (later named King Philip's War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Through both a narrow focus on Weetamoo, Printer, and their network of relations, and a far broader scope that includes vast Indigenous geographies, Brooks leads us to a new understanding of the history of colonial New England and of American origins. In reading seventeenth-century sources alongside an analysis of the landscape and interpretations informed by tribal history, Brooks's pathbreaking scholarship is grounded not just in extensive archival research but also in the land and communities of Native New England."--Jacket flap.

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    Why Study History?
  • Author : Marcus Collins,Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher : London Publishing Partnership
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781913019051
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Education
  • Considering studying history at university? Wondering whether a history degree will get you a good job, and what you might earn? Want to know what it’s actually like to study history at degree level? This book tells you what you need to know. Studying any subject at degree level is an investment in the future that involves significant cost. Now more than ever, students and their parents need to weigh up the potential benefits of university courses. That’s where the Why Study series comes in. This series of books, aimed at students, parents and teachers, explains in practical terms the range and scope of an academic subject at university level and where it can lead in terms of careers or further study. Each book sets out to enthuse the reader about its subject and answer the crucial questions that a college prospectus does not.

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    The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada which are Dependent on the Province of New York, and are a Barrier Between the English and the French in that Part of the World
  • Author : Cadwallader Colden
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081681094
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Iroquois Indians
  • Read and download full book The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada which are Dependent on the Province of New York, and are a Barrier Between the English and the French in that Part of the World

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    The Clay We are Made of
  • Author : Susan M. Hill
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 0887557171
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • In The Clay We Are Made Of, Susan M. Hill presents a revolutionary retelling of the history of the Grand River Haudenosaunee from their Creation Story through European contact to contemporary land claims negotiations. She incorporates Indigenous theory, Fourth world post-colonialism, and Amerindian autohistory, along with Haudenosaunee languages, oral records, and wampum strings to provide the most comprehensive account of the Haudenosaunee's relationship to their land.