of Liberty: Native America and the Evolution of Democracy
Donald A. Grinde, Jr. and Bruce E. Johansen, 1991.
The primary focus of this groundbreaking
work, according to its authors, is “to let American Indian
voices be heard on the issue of Iroquois political
theory and its role in the development of American
governmental structures.” Using archival research,
the authors illustrate the impact of Iroquois and
other Native American political theories on the creation
of fundamental American doctrines of government,
such as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Exemplar of Liberty is a definitive study of how
the founders of the United States combined European,
American, and Indian ideas into a new and revolutionary
paper; ISBN 978-0-935626-35-2