Rethinking the Fur Trade Cultures of Exchange in an Atlantic World

ISBN-10: 0803243294

ISBN-13: 9780803243293

Edition: 2009

Authors: Susan Sleeper-Smith

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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 702
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Susan Sleeper-Smith, professor of history at Michigan State University, is the author ofIndian Women and French Men: Rethinking Cultural Encounter in the Western Great Lakesand the editor ofContesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives(Nebraska 2009). nbsp; Contributors: Dean Anderson, Donald F. Bibeau, Mary Black-Rogers, Bruce J. Bourque, Jennifer S. H. Brown, Allen Chronister, James L. Clayton, Bruce Cox, W. J. Eccles, William F. Ganong, James A. Hanson, Gail D. MacLeitch, D. Peter MacLeod, D. W. Moodie, Jacqueline Petersen, Carolyn Podruchny, Gail DeBuse Potter, Arthur J. Ray, Timothy J. Shannon, Susan Sleeper-Smith, Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Reuben Gold Thwaites, Sylvia Van Kirk, Richard White, and Ruth H. Whitehead.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Source Acknowledgments
New Perspectives
Cultures of Exchange in a North Atlantic World
Indian Voices Introduction
Of the Mission of Saint Francois Xavier on the "Bay of Stinkards," or Rather "Of Stinking Waters"
On the Hunting of the Gaspesians
The Hunting of Moose, of Bears, of Beavers, of Lynxes, and other animals according to their seasons
Tarrentines and the Introduction of European Trade Goods in the Gulf of Maine
The Anishinabeg Point of View: The History of the Great Lakes Region to 1800 in Nineteenth-Century Mississauga, Odawa, and Ojibwa Historiography
Fur Trade Literature from a Tribal Point of View: A Critique
The Social and Political Significance of Exchange Introduction
Agriculture and the Fur Trade
"Give Us a Little Milk": The Social and Cultural Significance of Gift Giving in die Lake Superior Fur Trade
"Starving" and Survival in the Subarctic Fur Trade: A Case for Contextual Semantics
The Growth and Economic Significance of the American Fur Trade, 1790-1890
"Red" Labor: Iroquois Participation in the Atlantic Economy
The Fur Trade and Eighteenth-Century Imperialism
The Middle Ground
Creative Misunderstandings and New Understandings
Cloth Trade Introduction
Indians as Consumers in the Eighteenth Century
Dressing for Success on the Mohawk Frontier: Hendrick, William Johnson, and the Indian Fashion
The Flow of European Trade Goods into the Western Great Lakes Region, 1715-1760
The Matchcoat
Chiefs Coats Supplied by the American Fur Company
The Myth of the Silk Hat and the End of the Rendezvous
Gender, Kinship, and Community Introduction
Women, Kin, and Catholicism: New Perspectives on the Fur Trade
"The Custom of the Country": An Examination of Fur Trade Marriage Practices
Woman as Centre and Symbol in the Emergence of Metis Communities
Prelude to Red River: A Social Portrait of the Great Lakes M�tis
The Glaize in 1792: A Composite Indian Community
Festivities, Fortitude, and Fraternalism: Fur Trade Masculinity and the Beaver Club, 1785-1827
Index
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