One has to readjust our vision if we are to understand the late 17th and early 18th centuries from Native perspectives. There was this multifaceted process of incorporation between the European newcomers and the Natives of Iroquois Confederacy and the Lenape people. […]
The US Congress is so designed that the individual members of Congress have an incentive to serve their constituents, but they also have incentives to work with one another. They use various strategies to pass legislations that benefit them and their parties. […]
It is necessary to be in office to be able to achieve a particular policy change or exert influence over some part of government.
There are various tools and resources that the members of Congress use to get re-elected to office. […]
The members of the Congress have to balance between serving the needs of their constituents and working for the common good. This dilemma leads to constituents supporting their representatives but not liking the Congress in general. […]
Given the intensifying hostilities with the Iroquois and a desire for trade goods, Wendat civil leaders forged political and military alliances with the French. And the French continued to meet Native expectations for diplomatic protocol—from patterns of speech to the giving of gifts. […]
The St. Lawrence Lowlands and Great Lakes-Riverine areas was a diverse and vast region of the Native Northeast. Two of the confederacies, the Iroquois and Wendat, had a lot in common, from language and agricultural practices to foodways, gender roles, and homes, and they also engaged in trade with one another. But, all was not peaceful and there were increasing hostilities. […]