Deskaheh and the wampum belts

Deskaheh and the wampum belts

E-dossier #3. In the 1890s, more than eleven valuable Wampum belts belonging to the Six Nations (Haudenosaunee) of the Grand River were stolen from their territory. Around 1899, eleven were sold to a Chicago collector who brought them to his own collection. The Department of Indian Affairs of the Canadian Government then worked intermittently to secure their return to Canadian […]

Six Nations appeals to the League of Nations, 1922-31

Six Nations appeals to the League of Nations, 1922-31

E-dossier #2 – The Six Nations (Haudenosaunee or Iroquois) Confederacy appeal to the League of Nations for assistance against an invasion by Canada, 1922-31. From 1922 to 1931, the Six Nations Confederacy of the Grand River made an international case for its autonomy from the government of Canada. The speaker of the Six Nations, Deskaheh (Levi General) began by appealing Canadian […]

The Bandung Conference as global event

The Bandung Conference as global event

E-dossier #1: The African-Asian conference, Bandung, April 1955, as a global event The 1955 Bandung conference was one of the most important conferences held in the twentieth century. It’s also one of the least well known. Leaders of the major independent Asian and African countries gathered at this Indonesian city from April 18-22, 1955. There, they first set in motion […]

Call for contributions

Call for contributions

History Beyond Borders publishes e-dossiers on international history composed of documents and images from both government and non-government sources on international events during the 20th century, with a focus on relations between the developed North and the less developed countries of the global South. Contributions are invited for e-dossiers on any topic in international history. Normally an e-dossier contains 15-20 […]

The project

E-dossiers on international history publish documents and images from both government and non-government sources on international events during the 20th century, with a focus on relations between the developed North and the less developed countries of the global South. The project was initiated in the Crossing Borders research cluster at Bishop’s University and is possible with the support of the […]