St. Lawrence Iroquoians as Middlemen or Observers: Review of Evidence in the Middle and Upper St. Lawrence Valley

Author(s): Claude Chapdelaine

Year: 2014

Summary

Since the early development of anthropologically oriented St. Lawrence Iroquoian archaeology in the late 1960’s, the role of Jacques Cartier’s Iroquoians during the 16th Century has been at the center of several research questions, all looking for a better understanding of their dramatic disappearance. After reviewing the evidence of contact between Europeans and Iroquoians in the Canada and Hochelaga kingdoms, this paper will concentrate on the idea of a passive versus an active attitude of both the intruders and the natives to assess the intensity or degree of relations between these actors. A best fit of the archaeological data will thus be challenged.

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St. Lawrence Iroquoians as Middlemen or Observers: Review of Evidence in the Middle and Upper St. Lawrence Valley. Claude Chapdelaine. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436902)

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): SYM-36,06