Synopses & Reviews
This book offers a detailed introduction to the tribes of the New England region - the first native American peoples affected by contact with the French and English colonists. By 1700 several tribes had already been virtually destroyed, and many others were soon reduced and driven from their lands by disease, war or treachery. The tribes were also drawn into the savage frontier wars between the French and the British. The final defeat of French Canada and the subsequent unchecked expansion of the British colonies resulted in the virtual extinction of the region's Indian culture, which is only now being revived by small descendant communities.
About the Author
Michael Johnson has researched the material culture, demography and linguistic relationships of Native American people for more than 30 years. He has visited some 30 Native American communities and reservations, and he is associate editor to a number of specialist journals, and the author of scores of articles. He has previously written Men-at-Arms 228: 'American Woodland Indians', Men-at-Arms 288: 'American Indians of the Southeast' and Men-at-Arms 344: 'Tribes of the Sioux Nation'. He lives in the West Midlands, UK.