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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT241Y5
Professor
Peter Morrow
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 18­ Ontario Case Study: The International Boarder and The Akwesasne  Mohawks • Most geo­political place in north America • 1755 • St. Regis­ where the partridge drums  • Geography is important  • It overlapped jurisdictions  • After war of 1812: o On St. Lawrence river, upstream from Montreal o Peace treaty between the Americans and British o Should have a border between the two o No one knew where the previous boarder was o Sent surveyors to make a line  o Boundary cuts between Akwesasne  • Cuts between two countries (Canada and U.S) and three provinces and states (new York, Ontario and  Quebec) • Very problematic • Plus have indigenous culture that thinks they own the land and is not a part of any of these places  U.S.A Akwesasne Mohawk council: • 9 hereditary chiefs • Appointed by clan mothers (3 from each clan) St. Regis Tribal Counc
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