Eastern Shore Indians Of Virginia And Maryland

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Mixing chronological narrative with a full ecological portrait, anthropologists Rountree and Davidson have reconstructed the culture and history of Virginia’s and Maryland’s Eastern Shore Indians from a.d. 800 until the last tribes disbanded in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

University of Virginia Press

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Editorial Reviews

This volume deals with the Eastern Shore Indian tribes, particularly the previously neglected Delmarva tribes, in both Virginia and Maryland. The anthropologist authors explore Indian history, culture, and ecology, as well as the policies of the colonies of Virginia and Maryland, which differed in their treatment of Indians living within the territory they claimed. A few b&w illustrations and maps are included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813918013
  • Publisher: University of Virginia
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 803,776
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen C. Rountree, Professor of Anthropology at Old Dominion University, is the author of Pocahontas’s People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia through Four Centuries and the editor of Powhatan Foreign Relations, 1500–1722 (Virginia). Thomas E. Davidson is Chief Curator, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

University of Virginia Press

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
1 The Native People's World 1
2 The First Century with Virginia 47
3 The First Century with Maryland 84
4 The Maryland Reservations after 1700 124
5 Virginia's Gingaskin Reservation after 1700 166
6 Geography, Ecology, and the Eastern Shore Tribes 203
App. A Indian Personal Names on the Virginia Eastern Shore 219
App. B Indian Personal Names on the Maryland Eastern Shore 227
App. C Major Useful Wild Plants of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia 237
App. D Fish and Shellfish Usable by the Indians of the Chesapeake Bay 264
Notes 275
Bibliography 305
Index 319
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