From the Mohawk--Mahican War to the Beaver Wars: Questioning the Pattern

@article{Starna2004FromTM,
  title={From the Mohawk--Mahican War to the Beaver Wars: Questioning the Pattern},
  author={William A. Starna and Jos{\'e} Ant{\'o}nio Brand{\~a}o},
  journal={Ethnohistory},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={725 - 750}
}
The Beaver Wars of the seventeenth century have long been viewed as part of a pattern of economic warfare waged by the Iroquois to wrest control of the fur trade from the Hurons, the northern Algonquians, and their French allies.1After years of discussion and debate, the conventional view was that the Iroquois fought to acquire furs not only for material profit and to keep themselves supplied with the European goods on which they had become dependent but also because they lacked their own furs… 

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