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ERIC Number: EJ720888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
An Odyssey among the Iroquois. A History of Tutelo Relations in New York
Vest, Jay Hansford C.
American Indian Quarterly, v29 n1-2 p124-155 Win-Spr 2005
As suggested in the title "An Odyssey among the Iroquois," there is an epic sense of classical ironic drama in finding the Tutelo among the Hodenosaunee, Great League of the Iroquois. Classified amid the Monacan Division of eastern Siouan nations, the Tutelo together with the Saponi were known as Nahyssans and they were one of three Monacan tribal confederations during the colonial contact era. As aboriginals, these Monacan tribes occupied the Virginia Piedmont, Blue Ridge, and Valley provinces, as well as westward along the New River into present-day West Virginia. Following a brief overview of the Nahyssan environment, culture, and religion, the author describes the historical circumstances and developments that befell the Tutelo in their life among the Iroquois. (Contains 1 table and 108 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York