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Author Kupperman, Karen Ordahl, 1939-

Title Indians and English : facing off in early America / Karen Ordahl Kupperman.

Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  973.2 K965i 2000    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-290) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans.
Indians of North America -- Public opinion.
Indians of North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
America -- Foreign public opinion, British.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Discovery and exploration, British. (OCoLC)fst01352751
Indians of North America -- Colonial period. (OCoLC)fst01907009
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans. (OCoLC)fst00969743
Indians of North America -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst00969883
Public opinion, British. (OCoLC)fst01354095
America. (OCoLC)fst01239786
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1600-1775
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Spine Title Indians & English
ISBN 0801431786 (cloth)
9780801431784 (cloth)
0801482828 (paper)
9780801482823 (paper)

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