New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America / Edition 1

New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America / Edition 1

by Colin G. Calloway
     
 

In New Worlds for All, Calloway explores the unique and vibrant new cultures that Indians and Europeans forged together in early America. The process, Calloway writes, lasted longer than the United States has existed as a nation. During that time, most of America was still "Indian country," and even in areas of European settlement, Indians and Europeans remained a… See more details below

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In New Worlds for All, Calloway explores the unique and vibrant new cultures that Indians and Europeans forged together in early America. The process, Calloway writes, lasted longer than the United States has existed as a nation. During that time, most of America was still "Indian country," and even in areas of European settlement, Indians and Europeans remained a part of each other's daily lives: living, working, worshiping, traveling, and trading together - as well as fearing, avoiding, despising, and killing one another. Ranging across the continent and over 300 years, New Worlds for All describes encounters between Spanish conquistadors and Zuni warriors, Huron shamans and French Jesuit missionaries, English merchants and Montagnais traders. Calloway's discussion of conflict and cooperation includes the use of natural resources and shared knowledge about trail networks, herbal medicines, metal tools, and weapons. He depicts the European emulation of Indian military tactics, the varied responses of Indian societies to Christianity, attempts made on all sides to learn the languages and customs of the other, and the intermingling of peoples at the fringes of competing cultures - through captivity and adoption, attempts to escape one's own society and embrace another, or intermarriage. The New World, Calloway concludes, brought new identities for all, as Indian and European cultures combined to create a uniquely American identity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900801859594
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
The American Moment
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Maps
Preface and Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction: The Kaleidoscope of Early America1
1Imagining and Creating a New World8
2Healing and Disease24
3The Stuff of Life42
4A World of Dreams and Bibles68
5New World Warfare and a New World of War92
6New World Diplomacy and New World Foreign Policies115
7New Nomads and True Nomads134
8Crossing and Merging Frontiers152
9New Peoples and New Societies178
Conclusion: New Americans and First Americans195
Bibliographical Essay199
Index219

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