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The life and traditions of the Red man

Author: Joseph Nicolar; Annette Kolodny
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph Nicolar's "The Life and Traditions of the Red Man" tells the story of his people from the first moments of creation to the earliest arrivals and eventual settlement of Europeans. Self-published by Nicolar in 1893, this is one of the few sustained narratives in English composed by a member of an Eastern Algonquian-speaking people during the nineteenth century. At a time when Native Americans' ability to exist  Read more...
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Folklore
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Nicolar, Joseph, 1827-1894.
Life and traditions of the Red man.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006036828
(OCoLC)76924928
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Nicolar; Annette Kolodny
ISBN: 9780822389842 0822389843
OCLC Number: 655201114
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Illustrations --
Preface / Charles Norman Shay --
Acknowledgments --
A summary history of the Penobscot nation / Annette Kolodny --
Introduction to Joseph Nicolar's 1893 The Life and Traditions of the Red Man / Annette Kolodny --
A note on Nicolar's text --
Joseph Nicolar's The Life and Traditions of the Red Man --
Preface --
ch. 1 --
The creation --
Klose-Kur-Beh's journey --
Meeting his companions --
The marriage --
ch. 2 --
With the aid of May May, Klose-kur-beh destroyed the serpent --
The sea voyage --
ch. 3 --
Klose-kur-beh's hunting --
The first mother changed into corn and tobacco --
ch. 4 --
The winter and the seven years famine --
The discovery of the first White man's track --
ch. 5 --
The fish famine --
The capture of the white swan and the white spiritual men driven away --
ch 6 --
The winding up the war with the May-Quays --
The Grand Council established --
The arrival and settlement of the White man --
Conclusion --
Notes to the Nicolar text --
Afterword / Bonnie D. Newsom --
Works consulted and recommendations for further reading --
Illustration credits.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: by Joseph Nicolar ; edited, annotated, and with a history of the Penobscot Nation and an introduction by Annette Kolodny.
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Largely unknown and uncirculated, this is the only 19-century book-length work in English by a member of the eastern, Algonquian speaking people. Published in 1893, Joseph Nicolar, elder and leader  Read more...

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