"Where License Reigns With All Impunity" : An Anarchist Study of the Rotinonsh贸n:ni Polity

There is a major historical examination of the Rotinonsh贸n:ni, or Iroquois Confederacy, up on the NEFAC site.

The essay tries to place discussion of the traditional way of life of the Iroquois within the framework of anarchist (and marxist) theory, while not shying away from criticisms of the latter. This is always a risky endeavour, trying to bridge what at first blush may appear as radically different traditions, but this essay seems to be one of the better attempts to do so. Regardless of whether or not one agrees that indigenism is the ancestor of anarchism, it’s an interesting read.

i had hoped to have something beyond a simple recommendation to say about this (and maybe i will at some future point), but don’t feel i know enough about history of the Rotinonsh贸n:ni to actually chance more than this for the time being…


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