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Seeds of Empire: The American Revolutionary Conquest of the Iroquois Max M. Mintz

Seeds of Empire: The American Revolutionary Conquest of the Iroquois

Max M. Mintz

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ISBN : 9780814756225
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232 pages
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The American Revolution was a struggle not only for independence, but for the lands of American Indians. Conspicious among these was the upstate New York domain of the Iroquois Six Nations, where fertile river valleys were a magnet for farmers wearyMoreThe American Revolution was a struggle not only for independence, but for the lands of American Indians. Conspicious among these was the upstate New York domain of the Iroquois Six Nations, where fertile river valleys were a magnet for farmers weary of New Englands stubborn soil. Whilst intentionally neutral, the Iroquois were soon forced to choose sides between rebel and British forces. Abandoned by both at the end of the Revolution and devastated by the ravages of war, they found themselves powerless to resist the post-Revolutionary take-over and population of their heartland by the new American nation. scorched-earth campaign against the Iroquois of New York and the eastern territories in 1779, following the surrender of General John Burgoynes entire British army at the Battle of Saratoga. The book is one of a military-history series which focuses not on the operational and tactical components of warfare, but on cultural, socio-political, psychological and religious aspects of the military experience.