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IROQUOIS WOMEN: An Anthology
ed by W.G. Spittal
233 pages., including 29 Plates. 'Perfect-bound'.
One of the most striking aspects of traditional culture was the high status of women. Through the women passed family names, clan, and nationality.
Women selected and deposed Confederacy Chiefs and Sub-Chiefs. They could start and stop wars, adopt or condemn prisoners; they were the custodians of home, garden, and territory. Atonement for causing the death of a woman was twice that of a man. Men were renowned diplomats and warriors but Iroquois women were the centre of their society.
The studies assembled in this volume comprise the basic and essential materials for anyone examining the importance of Iroquois women. This is the first time such a collection has been produced, no longer will it be necessary to search for this information in the out-of-print and rare originals. Two papers are published here for the first time. IROQUOIS WOMEN is valuable not only to those researching Iroquois culture but also to those involved in contemporary women's issues.
On the Social and Political Position of Woman Among the Huron-Iroquois Tribes, Lucien Carr, 1884
Iroquois Women, Wm M Beauchamp, 1900
Functions of Women in Iroquois Society, A A Goldenweiser, 1914
Status of Women in Iroquois Polity before 1784, J N B Hewitt, 1933
The Status of Iroquois Women, Ann Eastlack Shafer, 1941
Iroquois Women, Then and Now, Martha Champion Randle, 1951
Matriarchy or Mistake: The Role of Iroquois Women through time, Cara E Richards, 1957
Women Use the Law, Men Suffer from it: Differential acculturation among the Onondaga Indians in the 1950's & 60's, Cara E Richards, 1963
Kahn-Tineta Horn, Peter Gzowski, 1964
Part 1: Portrait of a Beautiful Segregationist
Part 2: How Kahn-Tineta Horn became an Indian
Economic Organization and the Position of Women Among the Iroquois, Judith K Brown 1970
in Iroquois Society, Elisabeth Tooker, 1984
The Root of Oppression is the Loss of Memory: the Iroquois and the earliest feminist vision, Sally Roesch Wagner, 1989
Indian Princess, Canada Press, 1989
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"...highly informative and enjoyable...could be used in a variety of courses including introductory courses in history, sociology, anthropology, women's studies...and in many different contexts since it appears to be intended for the general public."
Alicja Musynski, dept of Sociology, University of Waterloo in: CANADIAN ETHNIC STUDIES
"...richly illustrated with photographs....Spittal provides instructive comments, which give historical and biographical information about the photographs."
Nancy Bonvillain, New School for Social Research
in: AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE AND RESEARCH JOURNAL
"...Spittal....comments extensively...his remarks...are also excellent, especially when drawing upon his personal experiences....The volume is also remarkably complete...contains all the major works on Iroquois women...a valuable resource book."
Mary Druke Becker: Iroquois Indian Musuem
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