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Author Powless, Irving, author.

Title Who are these people anyway? / Chief Irving Powless Jr. of the Onondaga Nation ; edited by Lesley Forrester.

Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 189 pages).
Series The Iroquois and their neighbors
Iroquois and their neighbors.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents C; Powless Final; bc.
Summary In the rich tradition of oral storytelling, Chief Irving Powless Jr. of the Beaver Clan of the Onondaga Nation reminds us of an ancient treaty. It promises that the Haudenosaunee people and non-Indigious North Americans will respect each other's differences, even when their cultures and behaviors differ greatly. Powless shares intimate stories of growing up close to the earth, of his work as Wampum Keeper for the Haudenosaunee people, of his heritage as a lacrosse player, and of the treaties his ancestors made with newcomers. He also pokes fun at the often-peculiar behavior of his non-Onondaga neighbors, asking, "Who are these people anyway?" Sometime disarmingly gentle, sometimes caustic, these vignettes refreshingly portray mainstream North American culture as seen through Haudenosaunee eyes. Powless illustrates for all of us the importance of respect, peace, and most importantly, living by the unwritten laws that preserve the natural world for future generations. -- Provided by publisher.
Other author Forrester, Lesley, editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Powless, Irving.
Iroquois philosophy.
Onondaga Indians -- New York (State)
Iroquois Indians -- Government relations.
Onondaga Indians -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Onondaga Indians -- New York (State) -- History.
Indians, Treatment of -- New York (State) -- History.
Whites -- New York (State) -- Relations with Indians.
Indian philosophy -- New York (State)
United States -- Civilization.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780815653738 (electronic bk.)
0815653735 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 40025902249