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The European and the Indian : Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America - James Axtell

The European and the Indian

Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America

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Published: 4th February 1982
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Deals with the encounters of Europeans and Indians in colonial North America. A blending of history and anthropology, the author draws on a wide variety of sources, including archaeological findings, linguistics, accounts of colonists, art, and published scholarship.

"A fine book."--Richard Ellis, Fort Lewis College "This important volume, coving the period 1600-1763, is the first in a trilogy which promises to provide a new and more sophisticated understanding of colonial ethno-history and Indian missions than we have ever had....Lively, informative, and convincing, this book explains how the Indians managed to sustain their ethnicity even when they adopted Christianity. Axtell is clearly one of our best ethnohistorians; this is a superb book."--Journal of American Academy of Religion "An intelligent, often innovative, and elegantly written work by a serious scholar who is quite intimate with the primary historical sources as well as the anthropological literature on the early Eastern Woodland peoples."--American Antiquity "Penetrating and lucid."--Francis Jennings, The Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Ethnohistorical Approachp. 1
Ethnohistory: an Historian's Viewpointp. 3
the Unkindest Cut, or Who Invented Scalping?p. 16
From Indian to Europeanp. 37
the Invasion Within: the Contest of Cultures in Colonial North Americap. 39
Dr. Wheelock's Little Red Schoolp. 87
Last Rights: the Acculturation of Native Funerals in Colonial North Americap. 110
From European to Indianp. 129
the Scholastic Philosophy of the Wildernessp. 131
the White Indians of Colonial Americap. 168
Scalping: the Ethnohistory of a Moral Questionp. 207
American Encounterp. 243
the English Colonial Impact on Indian Culturep. 245
the Indian Impact on English Colonial Culturep. 272
Notesp. 317
Indexp. 387
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ISBN: 9780195029048
ISBN-10: 0195029046
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 4th February 1982
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.12 x 13.46  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.35