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The Resource Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman

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Indians and English : facing off in early America
Title
Indians and English
Title remainder
facing off in early America
Statement of responsibility
Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. All 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 derive important lessons by studying a profoundly different culture. 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; many are maintained to this day. 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"--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1939-
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Kupperman, Karen Ordahl
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • United States
  • America
  • America
Label
Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Mirror Images -- 2. Reading Indian Bodies -- 3. Indian Polities -- 4. The Names of God -- 5. Village Life -- 6. Incorporating the Other -- 7. Resisting the Other
Control code
980099052767
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 297 p
Isbn
9780801482823
Lccn
lc99052767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Mirror Images -- 2. Reading Indian Bodies -- 3. Indian Polities -- 4. The Names of God -- 5. Village Life -- 6. Incorporating the Other -- 7. Resisting the Other
Control code
980099052767
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 297 p
Isbn
9780801482823
Lccn
lc99052767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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