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By Colin G. Calloway

Colin G. Calloway collects, for the 1st time, files describing the complete diversity of encounters of Indians and Europeans in northern New England throughout the Colonial period. His accomplished and hugely readable creation to the topic of Indian and ecu interplay in northern New England covers early encounters, missionary efforts, international relations, struggle, trade, and cultural interchange and contours quite a lot of basic resources, together with narratives, letters, account books, treaties, and council proceedings.Together with interval illustrations, the files testify to the richness and diversity of the inter-ethnic family members in northern New England. in addition they express that whereas clash definitely happened, the encounters have been additionally marked via cooperation and lodging.

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So the Indyan Skidwarres brought us to the salvages housses whear they did inhabitt, although much against his will for that he told us that they wear all removed and gon from the place they wear wont to inhabitt. But we answered hem again that we wold nott retorn backe untill shutch time as we had spoken with som of them. At length he brought us whear they did inhabytt whear we found near a hundreth of them men wemen and children. And the cheeffe comander of them ys Nahanada. Att our fryste seight of them uppon a howlinge or cry that they mad they all presently isued forth towards us with thear bowes and arrows and we presently mad a stand and suffered them to com near unto us.

Next they represented within the said bay a river which we had passed, which is very long and has shoals. html[1/17/2011 5:55:05 PM] next page > page_37 < previous page page_37 next page > Page 37 larger than peas, and also many nut-trees, the nuts on which were no larger than musket-balls. These Indians informed us that all those who lived in this region cultivated the land and sowed seeds like the others we had previously seen. This place is in latitude 43 degrees and some minutes. Having gone half a league we perceived upon a rocky point several Indians who ran dancing along the shore towards their companions to inform them of our coming.

Nahanda and Skidwarres returned and continued to act as intermediaries, bringing other Indians to trade at the fort, but the English never succeeded in restoring harmonious relations or establishing the trade connections they hoped for. After a harsh winter and Popham's death, the "Popham colony" was abandoned in 1608. Abenakis told the French that their shamans had used magic to drive the English away, in retaliation for their mistreatment of the Indians. 23] 8 Singing with the Armouchiquois and Admiring the Etchemins: Pierre Biard, 16111612 [In 1611 Jesuit Father Pierre Biard accompanied an expedition under M.

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