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Author Name:    MacLEOD, D. Peter. Canadian War Museum Historical Publication, 29.

Title:   Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years' War. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Dundurn Press / Canadian War Museum, Toronto, Oxford, 1996, ISBN:1550022652 

Seller ID:   111519

MacLEOD, D. Peter. The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years' War. Toronto,Oxford: Dundurn Press / Canadian War Museum, (1996). First Printing. Pp. ( 8),[ix]-xv,[1]-247,(1). Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Canadian War Museum Historical Publication, number29. "The participation of the Iroquiois of Akwesasne, Kanesetake (Oka), Ka hnawake and Oswegatchie in the Seven Years' War is a long-neglected topic. The consequences of this struggle still shape Canadian history. The book looks at the social and economic impact of the war on both men and women in Canadian Iroquois communities. It deals with each individual campaign as Amerindians and Frenchmen conducted 'parallel warfare,' each group holding to its particular military practices and aspirations. Since goals frequently conflicted, the war was as notable for cultural conflict with the French as for military engagements with the British. MacLeod shows how the Canadian Iroquois demonstrated their independence from external control by turning from war to diplomacy -- negotiating first neutrality, then alliance with theBritish. The British proved difficult allies, however, and the first 'Oka Crisis' occurred when they deployed troops and issued weapons to French inhabitants for use against the Iroquois. This was followed by the razing of the Iroquois of Oswegatchie, a series of violent attacks by British soldiersand interference in the Iroquois fur trade with Albany." - from the dustja cket. Small bookplate, else very good in lightly nicked dustjacket. 30.00


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