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"Examination of the Field that American Anthropology Came about: Memorandum to Morgan and Indian 'Land Claim'"

WATANABE Kozo

last update: 20151224


Examination of the Field that American Anthropology Came about: Memorandum to Morgan and Indian "Land Claim"

WATANABE Kozo
Abstract:
In this short memorandum, the author tries to give a preliminary survey on the movement against dispossesion of Seneca Iroquois land in New York State, and Louis Henry Morgan's committment to it. As a lover of Indian culture, and as the Grand Sachem of the Iroquois Order, a club of young white men in Rochester, New York, Morgan was sent in 1846 to Washington to present a petition by inhabitants of Monroe county against the Ogden Land Company's illegal acquisition of Tonawanda reservation of Seneca Iroquois. The relation established with Seneca led him, in 1851, publish Ho-de-no-ne, The League of Iroqouis, now considered a classic of Anthropology of the 19th century. This memorandum retraces the historical background of the Seneca Iroquois' land claim, on the basis of recent historical researches, from the French and Indian War to the mid-19th century.


Keywords: Louis Henry Morgan, Seneca Iroquois, Land Claim

REV: 20151224
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