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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.

Publication Info. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 189 pages).
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Series The Iroquois and their neighbors
Iroquois and their neighbors.
Note Print version record.
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.
Subject Powless, Irving.
Iroquois philosophy.
Onondaga Indians -- New York (State)
Iroquois Indians -- Government relations.
United States -- Civilization.
Onondaga Indians -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Onondaga Indians -- New York (State) -- History.
Indians, Treatment of -- New York (State) -- History.
White people -- New York (State) -- Relations with Indians.
Indian philosophy -- New York (State)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Indian philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00969168
Indians, Treatment of. (OCoLC)fst00970120
Iroquois Indians -- Government relations. (OCoLC)fst00979413
Iroquois philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00979441
Onondaga Indians. (OCoLC)fst01045981
White people -- Relations with Indians. (OCoLC)fst01174826
New York (State) (OCoLC)fst01210280
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Local Subject Indigenous philosophy -- New York (State)
Indigenous peoples, Treatment of -- New York (State) -- History.
Added Author Forrester, Lesley, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Powless, Irving. Who are these people anyway? Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2016] 9780815634492 (DLC) 2015045711 (OCoLC)928487944
Standard No. 40025902249
ISBN 9780815653738 (electronic bk.)
0815653735 (electronic bk.)
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