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Six Nations of New York

Venables, Robert (introduction)

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ISBN 10: 080143226X / ISBN 13: 9780801432262
Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca NY, 1995
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Facsimile of 1892 U.S. Extra Census Bulletin with new introduction by Robert Venables. Report on the Six Nations in New York State, still used today by the Six Nations to defend their rights. Printed on heavy clay stock, with hand-folded maps, in the original large trim size. 89 pages, Dj in mylar sleeve. Large book, shipping may be extra. Size: 9 1/2 x 12 ". Bookseller Inventory # 19851

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Title: Six Nations of New York

Publisher: Cornell University Press, Ithaca NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Facsimile of 1892 First Edition.

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In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. This facsimile edition, printed on heavy clay stock, with hand-folded maps, and in the original large trim size, belongs in the collection of all enthusiasts of American, New York, and American Indian history.
The 1892 census purported to be an objective report on the condition of the Iroquois. General Henry B. Carrington, special agent, U.S. Army (retired), was "to spend months among the Indians making careful observations respecting their various political, religious, and social meetings, their homes, health, and habits." The study, carried out at the time of the battle at Wounded Knee, was the first step in the government's plan to eliminate reservations: once land was privately held by individual Native Americans, it could be taxed.
The census presented ample evidence of the Iroquois's success in balancing their heritage with contemporary challenges and opportunities. The agents misconstrued their subjects' willingness to assimilate but also recognized that legally the Indians could become U.S. citizens only by renouncing their tribes. The report tried to assess - from statistics and individual accounts of traditional religious beliefs, practices, and ceremonies; of social practices and moral values; of health, property, and education - whether the Iroquois could be assimilated. In the process, it accumulated data, fascinating details, and photographs that bring history alive a century later.

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In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office Published a report on the Six Nations of New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights.

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