Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558496484
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Native Americans of the Northeast Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     1
The Mohegans     15
"Letter of Instruction from Oanhekoe, Sachem of the Mohegan Indians in New England, 14 July 1703"   Oweneco     19
"Letter of Instruction from Oanhekoe, Sachem of the Mohegan Indians, 14 July 1703"   David Murray     21
"Diary, 1773"   Joseph Johnson     28
"Joseph Johnson's Diary, Farmington, Connecticut, 18 November 1772 to 1 February 1773"   Laura J. Murray     42
"Mohegan Wood-Splint Basket"     51
"The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket"   Stephanie Fitzgerald     52
"Temperance and Morality Sermon"   Samson Occom     57
"Samson Occom and the Sermonic Tradition"   Heather Bouwman     63
"Title Pages from Samson Occom's Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul"     72
"Samson Occom and Native Print Literacy"   Phillip H. Round     75
The Narragansetts     84
"The Case of Sarah Pharaoh"   Sarah Pharaoh     86
"The Dreadful Case of Sarah Pharaoh: Finding Native Women's Voices in an Eighteenth-Century Infanticide Case"   Ann Marie Plane     88
"Letter to Eleazer Wheelock,1769"   Sarah Simon     93
"Writing Back to Wheelock: One Young Woman's Response to Colonial Christianity"   Hilary E. Wyss     96
Natick     105
"Confession Narrative, 1656"   Samuel Ponampam     108
"Temptation in the Wilderness: Ponampam's Confession"   Kristina Bross     110
"Natick Indian Petition, 1748"     119
"'Our Old and Valluable Liberty': A Natick Indian Petition in Defense of Their Fishing Rights, 1748"   Jean O'Brien     123
The Pequots     130
"Pequot Medicine Bundle"     132
"Bundles, Bears, and Bibles: Interpreting Seventeenth-Century Native 'Texts'"   Kevin A. McBride     132
"The Confession and Dying Warning of Katherine Garret"     142
"Seeing Other Wise: Reading a Pequot Execution Narrative"   Jodi Schorb     148
The Wampanoags     162
"Mittark's Will, 1681/1703"     164
"'We Chief Men Say This': Wampanoag Memory, English Authority, and the Contest over Mittark's Will"   David J. Silverman     166
"The Hannit Family, in Experience Mayhew's Indian Converts"     174
"Tradition and Innovation in a Colonial Wampanoag Family from Martha's Vineyard"   Laura Arnold Leibman      191
Intertribal Conversations     198
"Pictograph Image on a 1725 Treaty" (Wabanaki)     201
"Reading Expressions of Identity on a 1725 Peace and Friendship Treaty"   Heidi Bohaker     201
"Montaukett Petition, 1788"     213
"'This Indian World': A Petition/Origin Story from Samson Occom (Mohegan) and the Montaukett Tribe"   Joanna Brooks     215
Hendrick Aupaumut (Mahican/Stockbridge), A Short narration of my last Journey to the western Contry     223
"Historical Introduction to Hendrick Aupaumut's Short Narration"   Sandra M. Gustafson     237
"Hendrick Aupaumut and the Cultural Middle Ground"   Sandra M. Gustafson     242
Bibliography     251
Contributors     269
Index     273
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