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Thanks to the Maple (Reprint) (Hardcover) (Lewis Henry Morgan)

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"Thanks to the Maple" is from American anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan's important 1851 work League of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee or Iroquois, in which he wrote of the complexity of Iroquois society. "Thanks to the Maple" describes in great detail the Iroquois first festival of spring, also called the Maple Dance. This significant annual ritual celebrated the rising of the sap in maple trees, and included speeches, dancing, games, and a great feast. According to Morgan, it was a festive day, "awakening the eagerness of expectation in the minds of all." These words are from an opening speech at a Seneca council: "The season when the maple tree yields its sweet waters has again returned. We are all thankful that it is so." This short work is part of Applewood's "American Roots" series, tactile mementoes of American passions by some of America's most famous writers and thinkers.
"Thanks to the Maple" is from American anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan's important 1851 work League of the Ho-de-no-sau-nee or Iroquois, in which he wrote of the complexity of Iroquois society. "Thanks to the Maple" describes in great detail the Iroquois first festival of spring, also called the Maple Dance. This significant annual ritual celebrated the rising of the sap in maple trees, and included speeches, dancing, games, and a great feast. According to Morgan, it was a festive day, "awakening the eagerness of expectation in the minds of all." These words are from an opening speech at a Seneca council: "The season when the maple tree yields its sweet waters has again returned. We are all thankful that it is so." This short work is part of Applewood's "American Roots" series, tactile mementoes of American passions by some of America's most famous writers and thinkers.
Edition: Reprint
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Native American, Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Language: English
Series Title: American Roots
Book format: Hardcover
Pricing Code - MMBV: .0
Author: Lewis Henry Morgan
Publisher - MMBV: Ingram Pub Services
Street Date: March 31, 2016
TCIN: 21557177
UPC: 9781429096188
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-5883

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