Indian Peoples of Eastern America A Documentary History of the Sexes

ISBN-10: 0195027418
ISBN-13: 9780195027419
Edition: 2009
Authors: James Axtell
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Description: Using the human life cycle as an organizational framework, Axtell has gathered a broad range of 17th and 18th century European documentation on Native North Americans. With its lucid introductions to each entry, suggestions for further reading, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Using the human life cycle as an organizational framework, Axtell has gathered a broad range of 17th and 18th century European documentation on Native North Americans. With its lucid introductions to each entry, suggestions for further reading, and bibliography, this sourcebook is invaluablefor courses in history, anthropology, and native American and women's studies.

Preface
Introduction
Birth
Infancy in Huronia
The Powers of Pregnancy
Micmac Mothering
Giving Birth on the Gasp�
The End of Infancy on the Great Lakes
The Importance of Being Named
Laboring Under Illusions
The Pains of Sin in New England
Easing Birth along the Hudson
Moravian Indian Mothers
The Uses of a Carolina Cradleboard
From an Indian Mother's Mouth
Coming of Age
Childrearing on the Great Lakes
Huron Mischief
Particular Iroquois Friends
Growing Up Delaware
The Search for Leaders in New England
A Dutch View of New England Leaders
The Virginia Huskanaw
Carolina Variations
The Quest for a Guardian Spirit
The Mythical Origins of Menominee Menstruation
Female Visions Among the Illinois
Huron Stay-At-Homes
Seclusion among the Delawares
More Micmac Menstrual Power
Cause to Fear in Canada
Becoming a Woman in the Midwest
Love and Marriage
Huron Unions
Marital Fidelity on the Great Lakes
Polygamy in Canada
Micmac Modesty
Wampum for Wives in New England
Love Charms and Venality among the Delawares
Married Continence in the Carolinas
A Fox Woman Finds True Love
Working
The Making of the Myth
Native Noblemen in Huronia
Bringing Home the Bear on the Great Lakes
In a Micmac Hunting Camp
Squaw Drudges and Lazy Gourmands in New England
Squaw Drudges and Lazy Gourmands in New England
The Iroquoi's Work Bee
Sugaring with the Delawares
Fishing Frolics and Communal Corn in the Southeast
Putting Down the Myth: a Male View
Putting Down the Myth: a Female View
Peace and War
Of Huron Councils and Montagnais Feasts
The Etiquette of Feasting Among the Micmacs
The Iroquois Gynecocracy
Sir William Meets the Matrons
The Delawares as Women
The Iroquois Call to War
Warring with the Illinois
Heaven and Earth
The World on the Turtle's Back
The First Ottawas
Religion in the Native Northeast
Religion in the Native Northeast
The Woman Who Would Be Priest
Idols, Priests, and Rainmakers in Virginia
Death
Huron Feasts of the Dead
The Algonquian Way of Death
Micmac Suicide
Painted Posts and Funeral Change among the Delawares
Taking Leave of the Dead in the Carolinas
Full Circle Among the Fox
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