This is a work in progress - I have a few (too many!) history projects on the go but I thought I’d share to see if anyone else likes it so far. Iroquois Confederacy is built upon the struggles the Iroquois people will have over the course of three wars in North America:
- The Seven Years War
- The War of American Independence
- The War of 1812
In reality, these three wars had devastating consequences for the Iroquois and the indigenous people of North America.
You have the chance to change that fate.
Themes and ambitions: I want to explore a) a clash of cultures, b) romance, which is undeveloped at this point, c) politics of survival-in-the-face-of-advesity, and of course, d) the history-of-possibility.
Inspiration: I have taken loose historical inspiration from two figures, Joseph Brant, a Mohawk leader, and Tecumseh, an chief who sought to resist incursion by Europeans.
I have only written a prologue for the Seven Years War… Progress will be slow on this. But I hope you enjoy.
There is an Educational Component: I have a quiz based loosely on requirements for 12 year-olds in the Ontario curriculum.
JRY - 2019-01-26