The Land of the Three Miamis
Land of the Three Miamis is different from Barbara Mann's long list of previous publications on Native American history and culture in that there are not pages of copious footnotes to back up her assertions and arguments. This time she has dropped the methodology of Euro-American scholarship and chosen to work in her own manner and that of her Seneca (Iroquois) ancestors. In this book, her purpose is not to prove facts or to give an interpretation of historical events but to pass along essential, traditional cultural narratives and knowledge to her granddaughter. Her readers are in the privileged and rare position of being allowed to listen.
Barbara A. Mann has become a major national presence in Native American history. Here she turns her customary incisive, revealing talent for narrative toward the original peoples of her homeland, Ohio. The story is wonderfully told, and instructive. Barbara's talent is well-employed. Read, enjoy, learn.
-- Bruce E. Johansen, Frederick W. Kayser Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Title: The Land of Three Miamis
Author: Barbara Alice Mann
Paperback: 131 pages
Publisher: The University of Toledo Press
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
About The Author
Barbara Alice Mann, Ph.D., lives, teaches, researches, and writes in Ohio, the homeland of her Seneca ancestors for the last 1,500 years. She is the author of Iroquoian Women: The Gantowisas (2000) and Native Americans, Archaeologists, and the Mounds (2003); editor and author of Native American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands (2001); and co-editor and main contributor of Encyclopedia of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) (2000). She has also authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, including 'Euro-forming the Data' and 'A Sign in the Sky' (1997). She is currently an Associate Professor of Humanities in the Jesup Scott Honors College at the University of Toledo.