APOLOGIES TO THE IROQUOIS by Edmund Wilson
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APOLOGIES TO THE IROQUOIS

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Beginning with one of Joseph Mitchell's excellent New Yorker pieces, "Mohawks in High Steel", as introductory material, this is the collection of Edmund Wilson's recent series in the same magazine about the Iroquois Nations. And it is a good deal more too. For the Iroquois symbolize to this fine writer the plight of any sensitive, non-industrial people anywhere in the world, whose way of life and belief is fast being destroyed by an impersonal machine society. Wilson visits all the Iroquois Nation tribes (Mohawks, etc.). He learns of their great past, and of such great leaders as Handsome Lake who attempted to save their culture from the white man's world. The Indians' nationalist movement, brought about by a hacking away at reservations and rights by Robert Moses and the Niagara Power Authority, St. Lawrence Seaway, etc., is viewed with great sympathy. One feels in conclusion this is one book every American concerned with every aspect of personal liberty should not miss.
Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1960
ISBN: 0815625642
Page count: 388pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1959




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