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Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America

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In this vividly written book, prize-winning author Karen Ordahl Kupperman refocuses our understanding of encounters between English venturers and Algonquians all along the East Coast of North America in the early years of contact and settlement. Ail parties in these dramas were uncertain — hopeful and fearful — about the opportunity and challenge presented by new realities. Indians and English both believed they could control the developing relationship. Each group was curious about the other, and interpreted through their own standards and traditions. At the same time both came from societies in the process of unsettling change and hoped to deriveimportant lessons by studying a profoundly different culture.<P>These meetings and early relationships are recorded in a wide variety of sources. Native people maintained oral traditions about the encounters, and these were written down by English recorders at the time of contact and since. English venturers, desperate to make readers at home understand how difficult and potentially rewarding their enterprise was, wrote constantly of their own experiences and observations and transmitted native lore. Kupperman analyzes all these sources in order to understand the true nature of these early years, when English venturers were so fearful and dependent on native aid and the shape of the future was uncertain.<P>Building on the research in her highly regarded book Settling with the Indians, Kupperman argues convincingly that we must see both Indians and English as active participants in this unfolding drama.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-290) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801482823
Author:
Kupperman, Karen Ordahl
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Author:
Kupperman, Karen Ordahl
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
English
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
America
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Colonies
Subject:
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subject:
Indiens
Subject:
Indiens d'Amâerique
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Public opinion.
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
FS-113-99
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.88x5.91x.76 in. .95 lbs.

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