The first paper by Ezzo called “Female Status in the Northeast” discusses the historical roles of Native women in several Algonquian groups including: the Wabanaki, the Delaware, the Shawnee and the Montagnais. The Iroquois are also covered. The second paper by Ezzo is titled “The Shawnee Prophet and Handsome Lake.” This paper’s primary purpose is to compare and contrast the Revitalization movements of the Shawnee Prophet and Handsome Lake. Overholt’s model of the prophetic process is also applied.
The third paper by Ezzo is titled “Female Status and the Life Cycle: A Cross-Cultural perspective from Native North America.” This paper explores the central relationship between Female Status and the Life Cycle. The fourth paper, by Ezzo and Moskowitz is titled “Delaware Indian Land Claims—A Historical and Legal Perspective.” As the title implies, this paper reviews the Delaware tribe in both a historical and legal context. The fifth paper by Ezzo and Moskowitz is titled “The Stockbridge Munsee Land Claim’ A Historical and Legal Perspective.”
The sixth paper by both Ezzo and Moskowitz is titled “The Delaware Participation in the American Civil War.” This paper discusses the Delaware role in the Civil War by two volunteer regiments of the Kansas Cavalry-Company E of the 15th and Company M of the 6th. The seventh paper by Ezzo and Moskowitz is titled “Black Beaver.” This paper discusses Black Beaver’s (a Delaware Chief) role in both the Mexican War and the Civil War. The eighth paper by Ezzo is titled “Female Status and Anthropological Theory.” In this paper the theoretical literature on Female Status is discussed. The topics addressed in the paper include” The Victorian Image of Female, Female Status and Life Cycle, Male aggressiveness and dominance, female status and the world system, fraternal inter-group strength, post-marital residence, and production relations.
The ninth paper by Ezzo is titled “A Model for Female Status.” This paper proposes a model for Female status that is applied to four Algonquian groups—the Wabanaki, the Delaware, the Shawnee and the Montagnais. The three basic parts of the model are: 1) the Life Cycle 2) Resource Control and 3) Structural Factors of a given Society. Chapter 10: “Montagnais & Southern New England Religion.” Chapter 11: “Female Status & Roles among the Iroquois.”