ERIC Number: EJ471441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Native Voices and the Diffusion of an Idea.
Johansen, Bruce E.; Grinde, Donald A., Jr.
Akwe:kon Journal, v10 n2 p30-39 Sum 1993
Outlines arguments and rhetorical devices used to trivialize the claim that the Iroquois system of government influenced development of American democracy. Notes controversy over inclusion of the "influence thesis" in New York textbooks. Suggests that the debate is so heated because it involves a new intellectual model in which former anthropological subjects seek to shape the scholarly agenda. (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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