Huron-Wendat : the heritage of the circle /
Georges E. Sioui ; translated from the French by Jane Brierley.
Rev. ed
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press : Michigan State University Press : East Lansing, c1999.
xxi, 258 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
0774807148 (bound) :, 9780774807159
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Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press : Michigan State University Press : East Lansing, c1999.
0774807148 (bound) :
general note
Previously published in French under title: Les Wendats.
local note
This title is part of the Indigenous Perspectives Collection at the Bora Laskin Law Library.
"Wendake was the name that the five confederated Wendat nations gave to Huronia, the Ontario territory described by the French in the 1600s. Samuel de Champlain was the first to use the disparaging term Huron in nanring the Wendats, which until recently was the most common way of referring to them. In this book, Georges Sioui, himself Wendat, redeems the original name of his people and tells their history, providing readers with a fascinating look at Wendat society and its rich legacy for Canada and the modern world." "Sioui first reviews the Wendats Creation mythology and explains their origins, migrations, theology, ethics, philosophy, oral literature, and sociology, as well as their role in Amerindian geopolitics. He then looks at archaeology and its role in combating centuries of negative attitudes toward Amerindians. He concludes with a detailed description of Wendat society from an Amerindian viewpoint over the span of the last 1,000 years, concentrating on the period between 1615 and 1650 and drawing on traditional ethnographic documentation in the reports of missionaries and early French explorers."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-250) and index.

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