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The Huron-Wendat feast of the dead : Indian-European encounters in early North America

Author: Erik R Seeman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Series: Witness to history (Baltimore, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Appreciating each other's funerary practices allowed the Wendats and French colonists to find common ground where there seemingly would be none. This title analyzes these encounters, using the Feast of the Dead as a metaphor for broader Indian-European relations in North America." -- WorldCat.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seeman, Erik R.
Huron-Wendat feast of the dead.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)747306226
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik R Seeman
ISBN: 9780801898549 0801898544 9780801898556 0801898552
OCLC Number: 639520997
Description: 163 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue : encounters with bones and death --
The origins of Wendake --
Catholicism and colonization --
First encounters --
The feast of the dead --
Epidemic tensions --
Conversion and conflict --
Destruction --
Epilogue : bones of contention, bones of consolation.
Series Title: Witness to history (Baltimore, Md.)
Responsibility: Erik R. Seeman.

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His compelling narrative gives undergraduate students of early America and the Atlantic World a revealing glimpse into this fascinating-and surprising-meeting of cultures.  Read more...

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The major value of this book is in its extensive discussion of Wendat spirituality and especially of their collective burial rite. -- Branka Arsic * Common Knowledge *

 
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