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By James W. Oberly

ISBN-10: 0806136758

ISBN-13: 9780806136752

ISBN-10: 0806181486

ISBN-13: 9780806181486

A background of the Mohican humans from the battle of 1812 to the Nixon administrationContrary to the influence left by way of James Fenimore Cooper’s recognized novel final of the Mohicans, the Mohican humans, sometimes called the Stockbridge-Munsee Indians, didn't disappear from heritage. really, regardless of hindrances, they've got retained their tribal id to this present day. during this first background of the modern day Mohicans, James W. Oberly narrates their tale from the time in their relocation to Wisconsin during the post–World battle II era.Since the warfare of 1812 Mohican background has been marked through astute if occasionally sour engagement with the yankee political method, leading to 5 treaties and ten acts of Congress, handed among 1843 and 1972. As Oberly lines those political occasions, he additionally assesses such matters as tribal club, intratribal political events, and sovereignty.

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27 The Paternalist Polity of the Great Fathers 29 The term "civilize," as used to describe the Stockbridges and by the Stockbridges themselves meant a complex set of behaviors and attitudes. The idea of hierarchies of civilization gained currency in the eighteenth century as a replacement for the older dichotomy believerlheathen. According to the philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, societies could be classified on four ascending levels of civilization: (1) "rude," or barbarian, ones that lived by the chase and by war and plunder; (2) "pastoral" ones that depended on the tending of livestock herds over the commons for support; ( 3 ) agricultural ones that respected the division of lands into private property; and (4) urban ones such as Edinburgh itself where the arts and sciences could fluorish.

The ethnic mix at New Stockbridgebecame more complicated, at least when reported in the English language, when the Brotherton Band of Delaware Indians (a separate tribe from the southern New England Brothertowners) left New Jersey in 1802 and moved north to live among the Stockbridges. "~Throughout the early nineteenth century, scattered families of NewYork, New Jersey, and New England Indians sought refuge at New Stockbridge and Oneida. Many of these refugee Indians were of mixed Native-Mcan-English-Dutch descent.

Hendrick), Wausaunah (Jacob Konkapot), Wenowaomang (Abner Hendrick), Chiksokin (Jacob Chicks), Naukahwah (Robert Konkapot), and Katakonkapont (RufusTurkey). Albert Ellis, a white man, accompanied the Six Nations leader, a St. Regis Mohawk minister named Eleazarwilliams. Governor Cass from Detroit sent his personal secretary, C. The Wisconsin tribes expressed reluctance to accommodate potentially thousands of New York Indians, so instead an agreement was reached whereby the NewYork tribes would have a wide swath of land on the Fox River, midway between Green Bay and Lake Winnebago.

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