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Snowshoe country : an environmental and cultural history of winter in the early American Northeast

Author: Thomas M Wickman
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Snowshoe Country is an environmental and cultural history of winter in the colonial American Northeast, closely examining indigenous and settler knowledge of snow, ice, and life in the cold. Indigenous communities in this region were more knowledgeable about the cold than European newcomers from temperate climates, and English settlers were especially slow to adapt. To keep surviving the winter year after year and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Wickman
ISBN: 9781108426794 1108426794
OCLC Number: 1022725800
Description: xvi, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Snowshoes and indigenous winter ecologies --
Overwintering, or when colonists stayed year-round --
Seasons of violence and routes to safety in King Philip's War --
Frigid nights and icy days in colonial Boston --
Wabanaki winter knowledge in the coldest years --
Snowshoe men and a new season of want --
The idea of apolitical New England winters --
Seasons and survivance --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Other Titles: Environmental and cultural history of winter in the early American Northeast
Responsibility: Thomas M. Wickman.

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