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Akwesasne: The Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne is a Mohawk Nation territory that straddles the intersection of international borders and provincial boundaries on both banks of the St. Lawrence River. Most of the land is in what is otherwise the present-day United States. Although divided by an international border, the residents consider themselves to be one community.

  • also known as Akwesasne, Québec
  • part of Québec

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Google previewIroquois on Fire (2006)

A Voice from the Mohawk Nation by Douglas M. George-Kanentiio

Akwesasne is a community rich in story: tragic, comedic, and dramatic. By intertwining the oral and written records, a compelling epic emerges, one that is about more than mere survival—it is about perseverance through decades of adversity.

Google previewEnvironmental Forensics (2010)

Contaminant Specific Guide by Robert D. Morrison, Brian L. Murphy

CASE-STUDY: AKWESASNE, NEW YORK The Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne is a Native American community in upstate New York located just down river of Massena (Figure 10.5.1). The Mohawks have lived on the banks of the St ...

Google previewInsider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press (2012)

by Ken Wachsberger

Akwesasne is a community rich in story, tragic, comedic, and dramatic. By intertwining the oral and written records, a compelling epic emerges, one that is about not only mere survival but also perseverance through decades of adversity.

Google previewSmoke Signals (2012)

The Native Takeback of North America's Tobacco Industry by Jim Poling, Sr.

eographically and politically, Akwesasne is a smuggler's dream of paradise: a place ofthree borders, sovereignty issues, and a waterway filled with channels, islands, marshes, and secluded bays. Akwesasne, a Mohawk word that translates to ...

Google previewAmerican Indian Nations (2007)

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by George Horse Capture, Duane Champagne, Chandler C. Jackson

Akwesasne is a small community where tribal culture and tradition are strong. The facility is a library and a cultural center combined. Founded in 1971, the library/ cultural center is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization with its own ...

Google previewThe Fluoride Deception (2011)

by Christopher Bryson

Akwesasne is a Mohawk Indian word meaning “land where the partridge drums.” Those partridges soon fell silent, however, as Reynolds's fluoride filled the air. By the early 1960s a drumbeat of protest was sounding. Mohawk farmers reported ...

Google previewMending the Broken Land (2014)

Seven Stories of Jesus in Indian Country by Christine Graef

Lawrence Rivers, Akwesasne is a place where white trillium blooms in wetlands with communities of wild mint, cardinal flowers, and milkweed. Wild onions take ...

Google previewTakedown: A Small-Town Cop's Battle Against the Hells Angels and the Nation's Biggest Drug Gang (2016)

by Jeff Buck, Jon Land, Lindsay Preston

That animosity coupled with the generally lawless nature of reservations like the Akwesasne is a potent and dangerous combination that leads the Natives to embrace ...

Google previewThe Border (2010)

Canada, the US and Dispatches From the 49th Parallel by James Laxer

Akwesasne is a natural flashpoint along the Canada-U.S. border. Many of the Mohawks here regard themselves as members of an Aboriginal nation and reject the notion that they are citizens of either Canada or the United States. Having to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) (2000)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen, Barbara Alice Mann

In 1935, one year after the Indian Reorganization Act was passed, the Mohawks of Akwesasne rejected it. Similarly, in 1953, Mohawks there flatly rejected termination, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the War of 1812 (2006)

by Robert Malcomson

AKWESASNE. Also known as St. Regis, this native reserve was located on the St. Lawrence River southwest of Montreal at Lake St. Francis and straddled the international border. Its occupants, part of the Seven Nations and mainly of Iroquois ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Delaware Indians (2000)

by Donald Ricky

Seaway and Power Development flooding the Akwesasne (Saint Regis) and Caughnawaga Reservations. Only at Tuscarora did they have any success preventing the stealing of land when Clint Rickardt and Wallace “Mad Bear” Anderson ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics: Hispanic Americans and Native Americans (2000)

by Jeffrey D. Schultz

Akwesasne Notes Akwesasne Notes, established in 1968, ...

Google previewDictionary of Native American Literature (1994)

by Andrew Wiget

Whether or not one accepts that premise, it is hard to think of another publication that has published more contemporary American Indian poets than has the highly political Indian newspaper Akwesasne Notes. A list of the Indian writers who ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 (2012)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer Tucker, James R. Arnold, Roberta Wiener, Paul G. Pierpaoli, John C. Fredriksen

Akwesasne and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

Akwesasne ("Where the Partridge Drums") is the name for the community on both sides of the border, but the territory within New York State, located in Franklin Co, is also known as the St. Regis Indian Reservation. This boundary has created ...

Google previewA Native American Encyclopedia (2000)

History, Culture, and Peoples by Barry Pritzker

The Akwesasne community has also been beset by fighting from within. In 1980, after the New York State Police averted a bloody showdown between traditionalists and “progressives,” that body replaced the tribal police. In the late 1980s, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (set) (2013)

by Gregory Claeys

Akwesasne Notes. 1978. Basic Call to Consciousness. Rooseveltown, NY: Akwesasne Notes. Barriero, José, ed. 2011. Thinking in Indian:...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Journalism (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

One of the most respected and longest-running Native magazines, Akwesasne Notes, was published by the Mohawk nation at the Akwesasne ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

DISCOGRAPHY: Cody Flying Cloud [Akwesasne Communication Society 1989] MILDREDBAIIEY Mildred Bailey defined the art of jazz singing. Cover Contemporary Recordings 49.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition (1998)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

Regis (Akwesasne) Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York and Canada. Roughly half of this community of about 8,500 people lies in Canada, and half in the United States. The Canadian side's police force ...

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