Your Fyre Shall Burn No More

Title

Your Fyre Shall Burn No More

Department

History

Document Type

Book

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Description

Why were the Iroquois unrelentingly hostile toward the French colonists and their Native allies? The longstanding "Beaver War" interpretation of seventeenth-century Iroquois-French hostilities holds that the Iroquois’ motives were primarily economic, aimed at controlling the profitable fur trade. José António Brandão argues persuasively against this view. Drawing from the original French and English sources, Brandão has compiled a vast array of quantitative data about Iroquois raids and mortality rates. He offers a penetrating examination of seventeenth-century Iroquoian attitudes toward foreign policy and warfare, contending that the Iroquois fought New France not primarily to secure their position in a new market economy but for reasons that traditionally fueled Native warfare: to replenish their populations, safeguard hunting territories, protect their homes, gain honor, and seek revenge.

ISBN

978-0803261778

Publication Date

1997

Publisher

University of Nebraska

City

Lincoln

Disciplines

History

Citation for published book

Brandão, J. (1997). "Your fyre shall burn no more" : Iroquois policy towards new France and its native allies to 1701 / José António Brandão.

Your Fyre Shall Burn No More

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/940541099

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