Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-289) and index.
Foreword: the Columbian legacy -- [1.] The normative stance: A moral history of Indian-White relations revisited -- Forked tongues: moral judgments in Indian history -- [2.] New world crusades: Some thoughts on the ethnohistory of missions -- The scholastic frontier in western Massachusetts -- White legend: the Jesuit missions in Maryland -- The power of print in the eastern woodlands -- Were Indian conversions bona fide? -- [3.] Confluences: Through another glass darkly: early Indian views of Europeans -- At the water's edge: trading in the sixteenth century -- The rise and fall of the Powhatan empire -- Colonial America without the Indians -- Afterword: the scholar's obligation to native peoples.