From Frontier to Border Along the Iroquois Southern Door
The Upper Susquehanna drainage in New York assumed increasingly greater prominence as a borderland during the eighteenth century. Contrary to the idea that geopolitical boundaries were Colonial impositions, the creation of this borderland ensued from long-term strategies on the part of Native American as well as Euro-American powers. Reacting to Colonial encroachments from south and east, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) populated the valley with multi-ethnic towns consisting of both refugee tribes from the Atlantic seaboard and Iroquois representatives. These actions created a distinctive zone of creolized communities, and reflected the Haudenosaunee ability to play off English notions of demarcating the landscape.
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Published in Archaeologies, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2008, pages 110-128.
© Archaeologies 2008, World Archaeological Congress.
Cobb, C. (2008). From Frontier to Border Along the Iroquois Southern Door. Archaeologies, 4(1), 110–128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11759-008-9063-y