Enduring Traditions

The Native Peoples of New England

by Laurie Weinstein


A collection of native New England histories written by anthropologists, native peoples, ethnobotanists and art historians.

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July 1994


Pages 224
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Geography and World Cultures/Culture
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This collection of Native American histories written by anthropologists, native peoples, ethnobotanists, and art historians covers the time period from the late prehistoric to the present. Wampanoag, Pequot, Mohegan, Narragansett, Schaghticoke, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy peoples are chronicled by recognized scholars who have chosen to focus on pertinent issues related to each tribe, such as European contact and trade, native foods, charismatic leaders, native politics and survival strategies, communities, and arts and symbolism. Introduced and edited by Laurie Weinstein, the author of the renowned 1989 volume on the Wampanoag, this work fills a large gap in the literature by and about native Northeastern peoples of America.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Russell PetasAcknowledgementsIntroductionPart I Native Botanicals and Contact HistoryNative Foods of the Northeast Barrie KavaschThe Source and Mother of the Fur Trade: Native-Dutch Relations in Eastern New Netherlands Kevin McBridePart II Survival Through the AgesMaterial Culture at the Lighthouse Village: The Legend and the Evidence Kenneth L. FederA Narragansett History from 1,000 B.P. to the Present Paul RobinsonSamson Occom: A Charismatic 18th Century Mohegan Leader Laurie WeinsteinA Native Perception of History: The Schaghticoke Nation: Resistance and Survival Trudie Lamb RichmondPart III Current IssuesWhat's Wrong with this Picture?: Context, Conversion, Survival and the Development of Regional Native Cultures and Pan-Indianism in Southeastern New England Ann McMullenArt for Sale: Cultural and Economic Survival Joan LesterThe Use of Feathers in Native New England Laurie Weinstein, Delinda Passas and Anabela MarquesAppendix: Regional ResourcesIndex



This work would be of use to faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates with an interest in Native Americans of New England.—Choice

This is a worthy start to a new series and should be worthwhile reading for those interested in Native Americans in general and the natives of New England in particular.— American Indian Culture and Research Journal

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