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Faith and boundaries : colonists, Christianity, and community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871

Author: David J Silverman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in North American Indian history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On an island marked by centralized English authority, the relationship between the Wampanoag Indians and the colonists on Martha's Vineyard became strained as the colonists exploited their land and the people. This book examines their differences, looking at the role religion played in trying to heal these divides.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Silverman
ISBN: 9780521706957 0521706955
OCLC Number: 84996569
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xxiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Epenow's lessons --
1. 'Here comes the Englishman' --
2. To become all things to all men --
3. The Lord tests the righteous --
4. Deposing the Sachem to defend the Sachemship --
5. Leading values --
6. The costs of debt --
7. 'Newcomers and strangers' --
Conclusion: fencing in, fencing out.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in North American Indian history.
Responsibility: David J. Silverman.

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