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Jennings argues that the 'Iroquois Empire' was not an Empire ... claiming that it was an Empire was a convenient fiction for the New Yorkers in power struggles against other colonies.

Irrespective of how successfully he chronicles the League, AFAIR, the colonial records include the doubly inflated claims made on the basis of an inflated claim of the extent of Iroquois dominance and the inflation of peace treaties into a vassal status with the English crown.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Oct 20th, 2008 at 06:33:08 PM EST
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