The Paradox of Productivity: Lessons from an Indigenous Agriculture
Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) agricultural systems in the 17th and 18th centuries were three to five times as productive as their European counterparts at the same time. This lecture provides insights into this ‘paradox of productivity.’
This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and a Civic Learning and Engagement Initiative Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Churchill Fund and the departments of anthropology & archaeology, American studies, environmental studies, philosophy, history and the food studies program. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series and its semester theme, Indigeneity in the Americas.
Iroquois, agriculture, indigeneity
Agriculture | Indigenous Studies
Mt. Pleasant, Jane. "The Paradox of Productivity: Lessons from an Indigenous Agriculture." Ensemble video, 01:20:21. November 14, 2018.