Indian New England Before the Mayflower. (eBook, 1983) [WorldCat.org]
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Indian New England Before the Mayflower.

Author: Howard S Russell; EBSCO Publishing (Firm)
Publisher: Lebanon : University Press of New England June 1983.
Series: History Reference Center.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard S Russell; EBSCO Publishing (Firm)
ISBN: 9780874512557 0874512557
OCLC Number: 903506478
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: History Reference Center.

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In offering here a highly readable yet comprehensive description of New England's Indians as they lived when European settlers first met them, the author provides a well-rounded picture of the natives as neither savages nor heroes, but fellow human beings existing at a particular time and in a particular environment. He dispels once and for all the common notion of native New England as peopled by a handful of savages wandering in a trackless wilderness.<br /><br />In sketching the picture the author has had help from such early explorers as Verrazano, Champlain, John Smith, and a score of literate sailors; Pilgrims and Puritans; settlers, travelers, military men, and missionaries. A surprising number of these took time and trouble to write about the new land and the characteristics and way of life of its native people. A second major background source has been the patient investigations of modern archaeologists and scientists, whose several enthusiastic organizations.

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