A Cultural History Of The Native Peoples Of Southern New England

A Cultural History Of The Native Peoples Of Southern New England

by Moondancer, Strong Woman

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Overview

Very few books on the history and culture of the southern New England Native peoples have been written by the Natives themselves. Standard academic books read like a clinical autopsy of a dead culture from many years ago. Contrary to this, A Cultural History of the Native Peoples of Southern New England provides an understanding of the ways, customs, and language of the southern New England American Indians from the Native's perspective. For the first time, a book written about the Native American peoples of southern New England is written by the Natives themselves. Incorporating voices of modern Elders and other Natives to the historic records of the 1500s and 1600s, everything about the beauty, power, and richness of their culture has been included. Sections of the book cover appearance, language, family and relations, religion, the body and senses, marriage, sickness, war, games, hunting, and much more. The proud and fiercely independent Native American peoples of southern New England once walked tall and proud on this land. With this book, they are now beginning to walk tall again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972134934
Publisher: Bauu Institute
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
  • Christianity and Early English Colonists
    Southern New England's Indian Culture
  • Cultural History
  • Sources and Approach
    Cultural Observations Arranged by Topic
  • Their Appearance
  • Greeting and Language
  • Eating and Entertainment
  • Sleeping and Lodging
  • Numbers
  • Family and Relations
  • Domestic
  • The Body and Senses
  • Discourse and News and Oral History
  • Time
  • Seasons
  • Travel
  • The Heavens and Heavenly Bodies
  • Weather
  • The Winds
  • Birds
  • The Earth and Planting Crops
  • Helping the English
  • First Thanksgiving Day
  • Animals
  • The Sea
  • Fishing
  • Clothing
  • Religion
  • Government and Justice
  • Marriage
  • Wampum
  • Trade
  • Hunting
  • Games
  • War
  • Sickness
  • Death and Bural
    Contributions of the New England Indians to America
    Translation of Some Indian Place Names in Southern New England
  • Historic Southern New England Nations, Tribes, Villages
  • Reservations and Settlements and Other Places: Massachusetts
  • Reservations and Settlements and Other Places: Cape Cod
  • Reservations and Settlements and Other Places: The Islands
  • Other Names: Rhode Island
  • Other Names: Connecticut
    Selected Quotes from Writings of Early American Colonists and Modern Indian Elders on Native Women of Wamanoag, Narragansett and Massachusett Peoples
    Selection of Some Europeans Who Wrote About New England Indians in the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s
    Bringing Back Our Lost Language
    Pronunciation Guide
    White House Proclamation
    References and Sources
  • Customer Reviews