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Posted August 6, 2006
Valuable contribution to Native American studies shelves
Written by John A. Strong, professor emeritus of history at Southampton College of Long Island University and noted authority on the Indians of Long Island, The Montaukett Indians Of Eastern Long Island is the true story of one of the first Native American tribes to contact and establish relations with the English in the seventeenth century. Covering the first meeting and clash of cultures in the 1600's down to the modern day, The Montaukett Indians Of Eastern Long Island is a concise history that covers issues of cultural assimilation, political problems, social tensions, and recurring patterns of economic dependency among the Montaukett. A handful of black-and-white photographs and illustrations add a visual touch to this valuable contribution to Native American studies shelves, focusing on an oft- overlooked tribe that has nonetheless played a crucial role in American history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.