We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River by Rick MontureWe Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River by Rick Monture

We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River

byRick Monture

Paperback | November 28, 2014

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The Haudenosaunee, more commonly known as the Iroquois or Six Nations, have been one of the most widely written-about Indigenous groups in the United States and Canada. But seldom have the voices emerging from this community been drawn on in order to understand its enduring intellectual traditions.Rick Monture’s We Share Our Matters offers the first comprehensive portrait of how the Haudenosaunee of the Grand River region have expressed their long struggle for sovereignty in Canada. Drawing from individualsas diverse as Joseph Brant, Pauline Johnson and Robbie Robertson, Monture illuminates a unique Haudenosaunee world view comprised of three distinct features: a spiritual belief about their role and responsibility to the earth; a firm understanding of their sovereign status as a confederacy of independant nations; and their responsibility to maintain those relations for future generations.After more than two centuries of political struggle Haudenosaunee thought has avoided stagnant conservatism and continues to inspire ways to address current social and political realities.
Rick Monture is a member of the Mohawk nation, Turtle clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. He is also the Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University.
Title:We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand RiverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:November 28, 2014Publisher:University Of Manitoba PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroduction“We build the house”: Haudenosaunee World View Chapter 1“Your most obedient servant”: Joseph Brant and the Grand River SettlementChapter 2The Challenge to Haudenosaunee Nationhood: Performing Politics, Translating CultureChapter 3“An enemy’s foot is on our country”: Conflict, Diplomacy, and Land Rights at Grand RiverChapter 4Displacement, Identity, and Resistance: Grand River in the Era of “Red Power”Chapter 5“Linking Arms Together”: Six Nations of the Grand River from Oka to the Twenty-First CenturyConclusionThe Intersections of History, Literature, and Politics at Six Nations of the Grand RiverAppendicesNotesBibliography

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The Haudenosaunee, more commonly known as the Iroquois or Six Nations, have been one of the most widely written-about Indigenous groups in the United States and Canada. But seldom have the voices emerging from this community been drawn on in order to understand its enduring intellectual traditions.Rick Monture’s We Share Our Matters offers the first comprehensive portrait of how the Haudenosaunee of the Grand River region have expressed their long struggle for sovereignty in Canada. Drawing from individualsas diverse as Joseph Brant, Pauline Johnson and Robbie Robertson, Monture illuminates a unique Haudenosaunee world view comprised of three distinct features: a spiritual belief about their role and responsibility to the earth; a firm understanding of their sovereign status as a confederacy of independant nations; and their responsibility to maintain those relations for future generations.After more than two centuries of political struggle Haudenosaunee thought has avoided stagnant conservatism and continues to inspire ways to address current social and political realities."We Share Our Matters participates in a now long and detailed conversation about what literary histories tell us about a specific Indigenous community, and also what the accretion of these histories tell us about broader Indigenous literary histories in North America and beyond." - Robert Warrior