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The Two Hendricks

Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674061941

Publication Date: 09/30/2011


368 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

21 halftones, 2 maps


  • List of Illustrations
  • Map: The Mohawk Valley and Environs, 1670–1755
  • Map: The Hendricks’ Wider World
  • Timeline of Events in the Lives of the Two Hendricks
  • Introduction: Fame and Obscurity
  • 1. New Birth
    • Land of Shadows
    • The French Ascendancy
    • Covenant Chain
    • Protestant Mohawks
    • Woeful War
    • The Albany Swindle
    • Hendrick’s Nadir
    • Neutrality
  • 2. Odyssey
    • “Great Veneration”
    • Glorious Enterprise
    • Queen and Court
    • City and Country
    • Hendrick’s Transformation
    • Inglorious Enterprise
    • Fort and Chapel
    • Schoharie Lands
    • Eclipse
    • Backcountry Crises
    • Boston and Maine
    • The Land under Their Feet
    • End of Days
  • 3. Hendrick’s War
    • Origins of the Iroquois Myth
    • The Transformation of Mohawk Country
    • William Johnson and the Mohawk Valley
    • Hendrick Peters Theyanoguin
    • Stretching the Chain
    • Calls to War
    • Warraghiyagey
    • Hatchet in Hand
    • The Failure of Arms
  • 4. Apotheosis
    • Politics, Prisoners, and the Imperial Matrix
    • The Decline of Mohawk Influence
    • The Chain Gathers Rust
    • Stockbridge
    • The Stakes Are Raised
    • The Chain Broken
    • Covenant Chain and Empire
    • The Road to the Albany Congress
    • Exhortation and Acquiescence
    • Apotheosis
    • Light and Shadow
  • Conclusion: Memory and Meaning
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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