The Huron: Farmers of the North

This remarkable reconstruction of the sedentary, agricultural, but warlike life of the Huron underscores the importance of studying Huron life, since the Huron were wiped out by other Iroquoians in the 17th Century.
The Huron Farmers of the North This remarkable reconstruction of the sedentary agricultural but warlike life of the Huron underscores the importance of studying Huron life since the Huron were wiped out by other Iroquoians in th

  • Title: The Huron: Farmers of the North
  • Author: Bruce G. Trigger
  • ISBN: 9780030316890
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Huron: Farmers of the North”

    1. I'll be picking up more of his work, I'm sure. I find his epilogue compelling:"The Huron are notable for the high degree of economic equality they maintained, although they lived in communities that had as many as 2,000 inhabitants and formed a settlement cluster of approximately 20,000 people. The Huron also believed that no person or group had the right to dominate or exploit another, or even to tell an individual what to do. In recent years, anthropologists have tended to restrict such equali [...]

    2. A quick and very interesting read - I found some of the information really thought-provoking and I enjoyed the insight into a very unique and yet understandable culture, as well as the contemplation it inspired. It's easy enough for a lay person to understand and get into, so good if you're just starting to learn about cultural anthropology. I actually found myself lamenting the book's brevity, and I was left with the desire to learn even more about this interesting group of people. The book esp [...]

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