Reconstructing Ontario Iroquoian Village Organization — Ontario Iroquois Tradition Longhouses
- Published: January 1984
The first study presents a model of Ontario Iroquoian village organization, based on fourteen Late Iroquoian (ca. A.D. 1450-1650) village plans, historic documents and comparative data on contemporary communities. It is argued that socio-political factors (village demography, socio-economics and government) were the major determinants of Iroquoian village arrangement. In light of the socio-political model suggested in part one of this book, the second study interprets changes in longhouse village planning, throughout the Ontario Iroquois sequence (A.D. 700 – 1650), as responses to evolutionary trends in Iroquoian warfare patterns and political organization. Published in English.