This outstanding study is based on the author's archaeological analysis of the Seneca's Townley-Read site near Geneva, New York, as well as his thorough examination of the literature on the late-17th-and 18th-century Iroqouis. Essential.
Jordan has made a key and sound argument regarding Haudenosaunee culture and history that should be read by acedemics, historians, and laypeople.
--American Indian Culture and Research Journal
Archaeologists will and should applaud Jordan for his meticulous thoroughness and his culturally sensitive approach.
Will have a significant impact on the ethnohistory of colonial-indigenous engagements far beyond the important case of the Seneca Restoration.
Fascinating, compelling, and illuminating. . . . Weaves together the major source materials of ethnohistorical scholarship--archaeological, ethnographical, and historical--in ways that are consistently persuasive and revealing.
--Reviews in American History