Native People of Southern New England, 1500?1650 (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)

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In this first comprehensive study of American Indians of southern New England from 1500 to 1650, Kathleen J. Bragdon discusses common features and significant differences among the Pawtucket, Massachusett, Nipmuck, Pocumtuck, Narragansett, Pokanoket, Niantic, Mohegan, and Pequot Indians. Her complex portrait, which employs both the perspective of European observers and important new evidence from archaeology and linguistics, shows that internally developed customs and values were primary determinants in the development of Native culture.

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This is the first comprehensive study of American Indians of southern New England from 1500 to 1650. Focusing on Natives in their own right, rather than on their relationship with Europeans, anthropologist Kathleen J. Bragdon portrays a unique people who maintained and developed their own culture despite the advancement of colonization. Ninnimissinuok is the term Bragdon uses to designate the Natives of southern New England, who include the Pawtucket, Massachussett, Nipmuck, Pocumtuck, Narragansett, Pokanoket, Niantic, Mohegan, and Pequot. Bragdon discusses the common features of these groups as well as their significant differences. To draw such a complex portrait, she makes frequent reference to the writings of European observers but balances that perspective with important evidence, some of it entirely new, from archaeology and linguistics. As a result, she corrects stereotypes of American Indians, both negative and positive, that originated from outsiders and persist to the present day. Although she acknowledges the impact of the Europeans, Bragdon shows how internally developed customs and values were the primary determinants in the development of Native culture. Employing current theory in anthropology and ethnohistory, Bragdon illuminates various aspects of Ninnimissinuok life, such as diet, farming and hunting, trade, diplomacy, politics, language, and spirituality. Of particular interest is her analysis of the role of Ninnimissinuok women, who contributed enormously to the economy of the region yet whose status was not commensurate with that of men. With its wealth of detail on all aspects of southern New England Native life and its wide selection of drawings, photographs, andmaps, this book is an indispensable reference for scholars as well as for anyone wishing to know more about the region's rich cultural past.

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Kathleen J. Bragdon is Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the author of Native People of Southern New England, 1500–1650, winner of the Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize of the American Society for Ethnohistory.

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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 328 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. NATIVE AMERICANS. In this first comprehensive study of American Indians of southern New England from 1500 to 1650, Kathleen J. Bragdon discusses common features and significant differences among the Pawtucket, Massachusett, Nipmuck, Pocumtuck, Narragansett, Pokanoket, Niantic, Mohegan, and Pequot Indians. Her complex portrait, which employs both the perspective of European observers and important new evidence from archaeology and linguistics, shows that internally developed customs and values were primary determinants in the development of Native culture. "A major contribution."--Neal E. Salisbury, Professor of History, Smith College, and author of Manitou and Providence "Bragdon's book will be the source for many years to come."--William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley "A must-read' for all of us in New England Indian studies."--Laurie Weinstein, Ethnohistory "This well-researched book, based upon Bragdon's expertise in Native American languages . . . is the best modern account of these Indians' cosmology, shamanism and rituals, kinship, social and gender relations, and political organization."--Laurence M. Hauptman, Agricultural History (Key Words: Kathleen J. Bragdon, New England, American Indians, Colonial America, Native Americans, 1600s, 1500s, Pawtucket Indians, Massachusett Indians, Nipmuck Indians, Pocumtuck Indians, Narragansett Indians, Pokanoket Indians, Niantic Indians, Mohegan Indians, Pequot Indians). book. Bookseller Inventory # 66357X1

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