Dry Bones and Indian Sermons: Praying Indians in Colonial America is a recent publication from Cornell University Press by Kristina Bross, Associate Professor of English at Purdue University. This volume reexamines the early seventeenth-century accounts of British missionary work among the Indians in colonial New England. She studies the writings of John Eliot, Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative, and other European religious propaganda of the period that places Indigenous People into a revised understanding of New England settlers and their emerging history.
In Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America, history professor Nicholas Cushner provides the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the American missionary activities of the Jesuits. From the North American encounter with the Indians of Florida in 1565, through Mexico, New France, the Paraguay Reductions, Andean Perus, to contact with Native Americans in Maryland on the eve of the American Revolution, members of the order interacted with both elites and colonizers.
A comprehensive and fascinating account of the Algonquin civilization that once flourished in the area that is now New York. A thousand years before Columbus, the area that is now New York City was a thriving paradise, hilly and green, lush with forests and wildlife, inhabited by the Lenape Indians. In many respects, this Algonquian Nation created the template by which the city was designed: Broadway, which followed the high ridge of the island, was the Mohecan Trail; Routes 80 and 78 out of the city are both ancient pilgrimage trails.
Collection of 18 scholarly essays presented in 1996 at a conference at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto. One of the most significant papers is the one delivered by the late Deborah Doxtator. Her paper, Inclusive and Exclusive Perceptions of Difference: Native and Euro-Based Concepts of Time, History, and Change, makes the argument that Indigenous views of history can be important in the creation of the history of Canada at the time of the Renaissance. Other papers include the work of Olive P.
Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America is an essential introduction and captivating guide to Native literary traditions still thriving in many parts of North America. This scholarly volume contains vital background information and new translations of songs and stories reaching back to the seventeenth century.
The Bear's Long Tail: A Tale Retold is another offering from Algonquin writer, Jane Chartrand. Setting a traditional legend about bear and fox into a contemporary tale effectively presents traditional teachings to students. The story begins with a Native boy presenting a thank you card and gift to his adopted Nokomis (grandmother). As she reads the card, Nokomis learns that her grandson retold one of her legends to his classmates. The story went over well and the teacher congratulated the boy. The remainder of the book is a reading of the boy's story that he rewrote for his Nokomis.
Arguing that Native Americans' religious life and history have been misinterpreted, author Kenneth M Morrison reconstructs the Eastern Algonkians' worldviews, demonstrates the Indigenous modes of rationality that shaped not only their encounter with the French but also their self-directed process of religious change.
American Woodland Indians is one of the titles in Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. In this title, the author and illustrator focus on the Aboriginal People of the Woodland culture area. The Woodland area extends from the James Bay region to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River.
OUT OF PRINT Guests is a children's historical novel by Modoc writer Michael Dorris who explores a Native American youth's perspective of the American Thanksgiving myth. The story is set in an unidentified Algonquin village located near the ocean. The main character is a young boy on the verge of becoming an adult and searching for his identity. Moss's father has invited some guests to the annual harvest feast of the village. Moss is distressed by the thought of strangers who look and act differently sharing what is supposed to be a joyous community occasion.