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The children of Aataentsic : a history of the Huron People to 1660

Author: Bruce G Trigger
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1976.
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"The Children of Aataentsic is both a full-scale ethnohistory of the Huron Indian confederacy and a far-reaching study of the causes of its collapse under the impact of the Iroquois attacks of 1649. It draws upon the archaeological context, the ethnography presented by early explorers and missionaries, and the recorded history of contact with Europeans. These sources enable the author to trace the development of the  Read more...
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Trigger, Bruce G.
Children of Aataentsic.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1976
(OCoLC)646955344
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce G Trigger
ISBN: 0773502394 9780773502390 0773506276 9780773506275 0773506268 9780773506268
OCLC Number: 3344685
Description: 2 volumes (xxiii, 913 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. Introduction --
Aims --
Historians and Canadian Indians --
Ethnohistory and the role of anthropology --
A statement of methods and assumptions --
The Huron and their neighbours --
The Huron land and economy --
The bonds of friendship --
Enemies --
The individual and society --
The Iroquoian cultural pattern --
The birth of the Huron --
Ontario prehistory --
The Huron Confederacy --
The historic location of the Huron prehistoric trade --
Alien shadows --
Cariter and Roberval on the St. Lawrence --
Trade on the St. Lawrence 1543-1600 --
The disappearance of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians --
Survivors --
The birth of the French-Algonkian alliance --
The Huron and the early French fur trade --
Forging an alliance --
The Huron on the St. Lawrence --
Sealing the alliance --
Conclusion --
The quiet years --
Introduction --
Trade with the French --
The French in the Huron country --
Huron life --
The Huron view of the French --
vol. 2. The interregnum and the new alliance --
New France in eclipse --
The Huron and the English --
The return of the Mohawk --
Quebec: a Jesuit mission colony --
Brûlé's murder --
The new alliance --
The defeat of the Algonkin --
The deadly harvest --
The new beginning --
The black years --
Interlude --
The new order --
The great illness --
Conclusion --
The storm --
The Huron and the French --
Trade and warfare --
War on the St. Lawrence --
War in the Huron country --
The storm within --
The Jesuit mission --
Brébeuf and the Neutral --
The Huron Church --
Conclusion --
The end of the confederacy --
The growing power of the Iroquois --
The defeat of the traditionalists --
The destruction of the Huron confederacy --
The winter at Gahoendoe --
The move to Quebec --
Betrayal and salvation --
Temporary havens --
The Huron refugees at Quebec --
The Huron of the Upper Great Lakes --
The Huron among their enemies --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Bruce G. Trigger.
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