Libraries Provides StoryMap of Dispossession of the Haudenosaunee

Jan. 29, 2024, 11 a.m.

beaded belt with Haudenosaunee symbol
Haudenosaunee wampum belt

As a companion to the Syracuse University Libraries’ Sound Beat: Access Audio podcast series “The Land You’re On: Acknowledging the Haudenosaunee,” the Libraries’ Research Guide includes a StoryMap of the “Dispossession of the Haudenosaunee: A Chronology in Maps.”

"Dispossession of the Haudenosaunee: A Chronology in Maps" is an interactive web-based tool combining narrative with a chronological display of maps. It details the immense loss of land the Haudenosaunee have endured since the arrival of Europeans on the continent.

“This is a brilliant summation of the territorial losses of the Confederacy,” says Doug George-Kanentiio, Bear Clan, Akwesasne Mohawk, vice-president of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge. Created by Darle Balfoort, library technician at Syracuse University Libraries, the StoryMap segments land history by Pre-Revolution, French and Indian War 1763, 1776 Revolution, Post-Colonial Period, Treaty of Fort Stanwix 1784, Indian Non-Intercourse Acts, Treaty of Canandaigua 1794, New York ‘treaties’, Indian Removal 1830s, Post-War Termination, Red Power Changes and The Lay of the Land.

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