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The Memory of All Ancient CustomsNative American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley$
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Tom Arne Midtrod

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449376

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449376.001.0001

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Friends and Enemies

Friends and Enemies

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(p.99) Chapter 5 Friends and Enemies
Source:
The Memory of All Ancient Customs
Author(s):

Tom Arne Midtrød

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449376.003.0006

This chapter focuses the interactions of Hudson Valley Indians with one another and with Natives in neighboring regions, and how their ties to these groups influenced their political and strategic behavior. Especially important to Hudson Valley Indians were relations to the Susquehannocks to the west and the Iroquois to the north of the Valley. The Valley Indians had a periodically antagonistic relationship with the Iroquois, but they could hope to use their predominantly friendly relations with the Susquehannocks to counterbalance Iroquois power. The importance of interactions with neighboring peoples is especially noticeable during the years 1664–71, when many Hudson Valley Indians allied with New England peoples to their east in waging war against the Mohawks and other Iroquois, a campaign in part made possible by continuing hostilities between the Iroquois and the Susquehannocks.

Keywords:   Hudson Valley Indians, Susquehannocks, Iroquois, American Indians, Native Americans, diplomatic network, Mohawks

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