Daily Life on the Old Colonial Frontier

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The frontier region was the interface between the American wilderness and European-style civilization. To the Europeans, the frontier teemed with undomesticated and unfamiliar beasts. Even its indigenous peoples seemed perplexing, uninhibited, and violent. The frontier wasn't just a place, but a process, too. It was a hazy line between colliding cultures, and a volatile region in which those cultures interacted.

This volume explores the frontier, explorers, traders, ...

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Overview

The frontier region was the interface between the American wilderness and European-style civilization. To the Europeans, the frontier teemed with undomesticated and unfamiliar beasts. Even its indigenous peoples seemed perplexing, uninhibited, and violent. The frontier wasn't just a place, but a process, too. It was a hazy line between colliding cultures, and a volatile region in which those cultures interacted.

This volume explores the frontier, explorers, traders, missionaries, colonists, and native peoples that came into contact. Everyday life is presented with all of its difficulties-the trading, trapping, and farming, not to mention the chronic threat of violence. Examining the period from the perspective of both Europeans and Native Americans, this book features over 40 illustrations, photographs, and maps, making it the perfect source for anyone interested in how people lived on the old colonial frontier.

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Meet the Author

JAMES M. VOLO is a teacher, historian, and living history enthusiast. He has been an active historic reenactor for more than two decades, participating in a wide range of living history events, including television and screen performances. With Dorothy Denneen Volo, he is co-author of Daily Life in the Age of Sail (Greenwood, 2001).

DOROTHY DENNEEN VOLO is a teacher and historian. She has been an active living history reenactor for 20 years and has been involved in numerous community historical education projects. With James M. Volo, she is co-author of Daily Life in the Age of Sail (Greenwood, 2001).

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Table of Contents

Chronology
Introduction
1 Wilderness and the Promised Land 1
2 The Eastern Woodland Culture 19
3 The Tomahawk and the Cross 51
4 Intertribal Trade and Warfare 73
5 Anglo-America: The English Colonies 95
6 Family and Household 121
7 Hearth and Home 141
8 The French Regime in Canada 159
9 The Fur Trade 171
10 The Militia 181
11 Flaming Frontiers 215
12 Tedious Days and Frightful Nights 231
13 Frontier Fortifications 255
14 The Opening Rounds of the Conflict 269
15 The Final Struggle for a Continent 283
Selected Bibliography 315
Index 323
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