Colonial Intimacies: Indian Marriage in Early New England

Colonial Intimacies: Indian Marriage in Early New England

by Ann Marie Plane
     
 

In 1668 Sarah Ahhaton, a married Native American woman of the Massachusetts Bay town of Punkapoag, confessed in an English court to having committed adultery. For this crime she was tried, found guilty, and publicly whipped and shamed; she contritely...See more details below

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In 1668 Sarah Ahhaton, a married Native American woman of the Massachusetts Bay town of Punkapoag, confessed in an English court to having committed adultery. For this crime she was tried, found guilty, and publicly whipped and shamed; she contritely...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801483639
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsviii
Prefaceix
Prologuexvii
Introduction1
1."Amongst their nation"14
2."My heart did love the having of two wives"41
3."They had made a Law against it"67
4."In their Families"96
5."They ... take one another without Ceremony"129
6."At the Marriages of their Sachems"153
Conclusion178
Abbreviations183
Notes185
Index245

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