Landsman, Gail H., 1951-. Sovereignty and symbol: Indian-White conflict at Ganienkeh

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Sovereignty and symbol: Indian-White conflict at Ganienkeh

Published By: Original publisher Albuquerque, N.Mex.: University of New Mexico Press. 1988. [xiv], 239 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Gail H. Landsman

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Public opinion (208); Real property (423); Form and rules of government (642); Public welfare (657); Political movements (668);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In May 1974 a group of Mohawk Indians seized a 612 acre site in the Moss Lake region of upper New York State, which they named Ganienkeh, claiming it as a sovereign territory under a treaty agreement with the United States government made in the late eighteenth century. This document describes in great detail the events leading up to the seizure of the land and its aftermath (i.e., relationships with the white residents of the small hamlets surrounding the site and with the state and federal governments). After a lengthy period of negotiations with the New York State government, a precedent-setting agreement was made which provided for the resettlement of the Mohawks to another section of the state, near the town of Altona in Clinton County (p. ix), although here too they were met with hostility by the white residents.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 58

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nm09-058

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-233) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Dec. 1979 - Nov. 1980

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1994

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1974-1980

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mohawk ; Ganienkeh, Altona, and the Moss Lake region, New York State, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians


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