Northeastern Indian Lives, 1632-1816

Northeastern Indian Lives, 1632-1816

by Robert S. Grumet, Anthony F. C. Wallace
     
 

This collection of fifteen essays examines the lives of important but relatively unknown Native Americans. The chapters explore the complexities of Indian-colonial relations from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, from Maine to the Ohio Valley. The volume is interdisciplinary, drawing on the methods and insights of social history, cultural anthropology… See more details below

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This collection of fifteen essays examines the lives of important but relatively unknown Native Americans. The chapters explore the complexities of Indian-colonial relations from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, from Maine to the Ohio Valley. The volume is interdisciplinary, drawing on the methods and insights of social history, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and the study of material culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558490017
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
03/06/1996
Series:
Native Americans of the Northeast Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
854,264
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Lost Opportunities: Miantonomi and the English in Seventeenth-Century Narragansett Country13
Ch. 2Uncas and the Politics of Contact29
Ch. 3Wyandanch: Sachem of the Montauks48
Ch. 4The Legacy of Robin Cassacinamon: Mashantucket Pequot Leadership in the Historic Period74
Ch. 5Chief Rawandagon, Alias Robin Hood: Native "Lord of Misrule" in the Maine Wilderness93
Ch. 6Suscaneman and the Matinecock Lands, 1653-1703116
Ch. 7Putting a Face on Colonization: Factionalism and Gender Politics in the Life History of Awashunkes, the "Squaw Sachem" of Saconet140
Ch. 8"Standing by His Father": Thomas Waban of Natick, circa 1630-1722166
Ch. 9Daniel Spotso: A Sachem at Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, circa 1691-1741193
Ch. 10Theyanoguin208
Ch. 11Shickellamy, "A Person of Consequence"227
Ch. 12Moses (Tunda) Tatamy, Delaware Indian Diplomat258
Ch. 13Pisquetomen and Tamaqua: Mediating Peace in the Ohio Country273
Ch. 14Molly Brant: Her Domestic and Political Roles in Eighteenth-Century New York295
Ch. 15Walking the Medicine Line: Molly Ockett, a Pigwacket Doctor321
References349
Contributors389

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