Coverart for item
The Resource Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Label
Indians and English : facing off in early America
Title
Indians and English
Title remainder
facing off in early America
Statement of responsibility
Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Title variation
  • Indians & English
  • Facing off in early America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this vividly written book, prize-winning author Karen Ordahl Kupperman refocuses our understanding of encounters between English venturers and Algonquians all along the East Coast of North America in the early years of contact and settlement. Ail parties in these dramas were uncertain -- hopeful and fearful -- about the opportunity and challenge presented by new realities. Indians and English both believed they could control the developing relationship. Each group was curious about the other, and interpreted through their own standards and traditions. At the same time both came from societies in the process of unsettling change and hoped to deriveimportant lessons by studying a profoundly different culture
  • These meetings and early relationships are recorded in a wide variety of sources. Native people maintained oral traditions about the encounters, and these were written down by English recorders at the time of contact and since. English venturers, desperate to make readers at home understand how difficult and potentially rewarding their enterprise was, wrote constantly of their own experiences and observations and transmitted native lore. Kupperman analyzes all these sources in order to understand the true nature of these early years, when English venturers were so fearful and dependent on native aid and the shape of the future was uncertain
  • Building on the research in her highly regarded book Settling with the Indians, Kupperman argues convincingly that we must see both Indians and English as active participants in this unfolding drama
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E59.F53
LC item number
K86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mirror Images -- Reading Indian Bodies -- Indian Polities -- The Names of God -- Village Life -- Incorporating the Other -- Resisting the Other
Control code
42667895
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780801431784
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
99052767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)42667895
Label
Indians and English : facing off in early America, Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publication
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mirror Images -- Reading Indian Bodies -- Indian Polities -- The Names of God -- Village Life -- Incorporating the Other -- Resisting the Other
Control code
42667895
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 297 pages
Isbn
9780801431784
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
99052767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)42667895

Library Locations

    • Oakland University LibraryBorrow it
      100 Library Drive, Rochester, MI, 48309, US
      42.67267 -83.215767

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...