The Columbia Guides to American Indian History and Culture: The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Northeast, 1st Edition

  • Kathleen J. Bragdon
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  • ISBN-10: 0231504357
  • ISBN-13: 9780231504355
  • DDC: 970.004
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 292 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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Overview

Descriptions of Indian peoples of the Northeast date to the Norse sagas, centuries before permanent European settlement, and the region has been the setting for a long history of contact, conflict, and accommodation between natives and newcomers. The focus of an extraordinarily vital field of scholarship, the Northeast is important both historically and theoretically: patterns of Indian-white relations that developed there would be replicated time and again over the course of American history. Today the Northeast remains the locus of cultural negotiation and controversy, with such subjects as federal recognition, gaming, land claims, and repatriation programs giving rise to debates directly informed by archeological and historical research of the region.

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Northeast is a concise and authoritative reference resource to the history and culture of the varied indigenous peoples of the region. Encompassing the very latest scholarship, this multifaceted volume is divided into four parts. Part I presents an overview of the cultures and histories of Northeastern Indian people and surveys the key scholarly questions and debates that shape this field. Part II serves as an encyclopedia, alphabetically listing important individuals and places of significant cultural or historic meaning. Part III is a chronology of the major events in the history of American Indians in the Northeast. The expertly selected resources in Part IV include annotated lists of tribes, bibliographies, museums and sites, published sources, Internet sites, and films that can be easily accessed by those wishing to learn more.

Kathleen J. Bragdon is professor of anthropology at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of Native Peoples of Southern New England, 1500-1650.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Credits.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Maps.
Other Frontmatter.
The Northeast: An Overview.
Overview of the Northeast Culture Area.
1: The Region Defined.
2: Northeastern Peoples Before Columbus.
3: Peoples and Cultures of the Northeast: An Overview.
The Northeast During the Period of European Exploration and Colonization.
4: Initial Contact, Exploration, and Trade.
The Expanding Frontier.
5: Behind the Frontier.
The Northeast: 1850 to the Present.
6: Guardians, Overseers, and Indian Agents.
7: Labor Specializations in the Northeast.
8: Consolidation of the Upper Great Lakes Cultural Pattern.
9: Enfranchisement and Termination.
10: Boarding Schools.
11: Pan-Indianism.
12: Urban Indians.
13: Political Activism and Radical Politics, 1950 to the Present.
14: Land Claims and Federal Recognition.
15: Gaming.
16: Language and Cultural Revival.
17: Conclusions: The Northeast Culture Area Today.
References for Part I.
People, Places, and Events in Northeast Native History.
18: Abenaki, Eastern ("People of the Dawnland" or "Easterners").
19: Abenaki, Western.
20: Akwesasne.
21: American Fur Company.
22: American Indian Defense Association (AIDA).
23: American Indian Freedom of Religion Act (1978).
24: American Indian Movement (AIM).
25: Apess, William (1798–1839).
26: Arnold, Benedict (1741–1801).
27: Atwater, Caleb (b. 1778).
28: Aubery, Joseph (1673–1755).
29: Aupaumut, Hendrick (d. 1830).
30: Bacon, Nathaniel (1646–76).
31: Bacon's Rebellion (1675–76).
32: Bashebes (fl. 1605).
33: Bender, Chief (1883–1954).
34: Berkeley, Sir William (1606–77).
35: Biard, Pierre (1676–1722).
36: Big House Ceremony.
37: Big Tree, Treaty of (1797).
38: Black Hawk (Makataimeshekiakiak, "Black Sparrow Hawk") (1767–1838).
39: Brainerd, David (1718–47).
40: Brant, Joseph (Thayendanegea, "He Places Together Two Bets") (1742?–1807).
41: Brant, Molly (Degonwadanti) (1736–96).
42: Brothertown Indians.
43: Brûlé, Étienne (d. 1633).
44: Bureau of Indian Affairs.
45: Cabot, John (Giovanni Caboto) (c. 1450–98).
46: Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
47: Cartier, Jacques (1491–1557).
48: Cassasinamon, Robin (d. 1692).
49: Caugnawaga.
50: Cayuga ("Those of the Great Pipe").
51: Champlain, Samuel de (1567–1635).
52: Chickahominy ("Crushed-Corn People").
53: Cloud, Henry Roe (Wa-Na-Xi-Lay) (1884–1950).
54: Code of Handsome Lake.
55: Cody, William F. (Buffalo Bill) (1846–1917).
56: Collier, John (1884–1968).
57: Commuck, Thomas (d. 1856?).
58: Condolence Ceremony.
59: Cornplanter (Kaiiontwa'ko, "By What One Plants") (c. 1735–1836).
60: Dawes Severalty Act (General Allotment Act) (1887).
61: Deganawida ("Two River Currents Flowing Together") (fl. 1560–70).
62: Delaware (Lenni Lenape, "Real People").
63: Edwards, Jonathan (1703–58).
64: Eliot, John (1604–90).
65: Erie.
66: False Face Society.
67: Feast of the Dead.
68: Fort Stanwix, Treaties of (1768, 1784).
69: Gallatin, Albert (1761–1849).
70: General, Alexander (Shao-Hyowa, "Great Sky") (1889–1965).
71: Godfroy, Francis (Palonswa) (1788–1840).
72: Green Corn Ceremonial.
73: Greenville, Treaty of (1795).
74: Hampton Institute.
75: Handsome Lake (Sganyadai'yo) (c. 1735–1815).
76: Hendrick (Tiyanoga) (c. 1680–1755).
77: Hewitt, J. N. B. (1859–1937).
78: Hiawatha (Heowenta, "He Makes Rivers") (fl. 1560–70).
79: Hochelaga (c. 1534).
80: Hole in the Day (Bugonageshig) (1828–68).
81: Hudson, Henry (fl. 1607–11).
82: Huron (Wendot, "Island People" or "Peninsula Dwellers").
83: Illinois ("The People").
84: Indian Reorganization Act (Wheeler-Howard Act) (1934).
85: Indian Rights Association (IRA).
86: Jemison, Mary (Dehgewanus, "Two Falling Voices") (c. 1742–1833).
87: Johnson, Pauline (Tekahionwake) (1861–1913).
88: Johnson, Sir William (1715–74).
89: Kellogg, Minnie (1880–1949).
90: Kenekuk ("Putting His Foot Down") (c. 1790–1852).
91: Keokuk ("Watchful Fox") (1783–1848).
92: Kickapoo ("He Who Moves About, Standing Now Here, Now There").
93: King Philip's War (1675–76).
94: Kirkland, Samuel (1741–1808).
95: Little Turtle (Mishikinakwa) (c. 1747–1812).
96: Longhouse Religion.
97: Mahican ("The Place Where the Waters Are Never Still").
98: Maliseet (Wula'stegwi'ak, "Good River People").
99: Mashpee.
100: Massachusett ("At the Range of the Hills").
101: Massasoit (c. 1580–1661).
102: Matinnecock.
103: Mattaponi.
104: Menominee ("Wild Rice Gatherers").
105: Mesquakie/Fox ("Red-Earth People").
106: Metacom (or Metacomet; King Philip) (c. 1639–76).
107: Miami ("Peninsula People").
108: Miantonomi (c. 1600–43).
109: Micmac.
110: Midewiwin (Grand Medicine).
111: Mingo.
112: Mohawk (Haudenosaunee, "People of the Longhouse").
113: Mohegan.
114: Monacan ("Sword" or "Digging Instrument").
115: Morgan, Lewis Henry (Tayadawahkugh, "One Lying Across") (1818–81).
116: Morse, Jedidiah (1761–1826).
117: Nansemond ("One Who Goes to Fish").
118: Nanticoke ("Tidewater People").
119: Narragansett.
120: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) (1990).
121: Neolin ("Four") (1760–66).
122: New England Company.
123: Ninegret (c. 1600–1650s).
124: Occom, Samson (1723–92).
125: Ojibwa (Anishinabeg, "Original People" or "First People").
126: Oneida ("People of the Stone Set Up").
127: Onondaga ("People of the Hills").
128: Opechancanough (c. 1550–1646).
129: Ottawa.
130: Pamunkey.
131: Parker, Arthur C. (1881–1955).
132: Parker, Ely S. (Do-ne-ho-ga-wa, "Open Door") (1828–95).
133: Passamaquoddy ("Pollock-Spearing Place" or "Those of the Place Where the Pollock Are Plentiful").
134: Penobscot ("Many Stones" or "The Rocky Place").
135: Pequot.
136: Pequot War (1636–37).
137: Pocahontas (Matoaka) (c. 1596–1617).
138: Pontiac (Obwondiyag) (c. 1720–69).
139: Pontiac's Rebellion.
140: Poosepatuck (Unkechaug).
141: Potawatomi (Neshnabek, "True People" or "Original People").
142: Powhatan (Wahunsunacock) (d. 1618).
143: Powhatan Confederacy.
144: Prairie du Chien, Treaty of (1825).
145: Praying Towns.
146: Quinney, John W. (1797–1855).
147: Rale, Pere Sebastien (1652–1724).
148: Rappahannock ("River Where the Tide Rises and Falls").
149: Red Bird (c. 1790–1827).
150: Red Jacket (Segoyewatha, "Always Ready") (c. 1750–1830).
151: Richardville, Jean Baptiste (Peshewa) (1761–1841).
152: Roanoke (1585–90).
153: Sagard-Theodat, Gabriel (fl. Early 17th Century).
154: Saponi ("Red-Earth People").
155: Sauk (Osakiwung, "People of the Outlet" or "People of the Yellow Earth").
156: Seneca (O-non-dowa-gah, "People of the Great Hill").
157: Shawnee (Sawanwa, "People of the South").
158: Shinnecock.
159: Smith, John (1579–1631).
160: Speck, Frank G. (1881–1950).
161: Squanto (Tisquantum) (c. 1590–1622).
162: Stockbridge-Munsee.
163: Susquehannock ("People at the Falls" or "Muddy Water People").
164: Tecumseh ("Panther Crossing the Sky") (c. 1768–1813).
165: Teedyuscung (1700–63).
166: Tekakwitha, Kateri ("She Who Pushes All Before Her") (1656–80).
167: Tenskwatawa ("The Open Door") (c. 1772–1836).
168: Thorpe, Jim (1887–1953).
169: Tidewater Wars (1622, 1644).
170: Tippecanoe, Battle of (1811).
171: Tuscarora.
172: Verrazano, Giovanni da (c. 1485–1528).
173: Wabokieshiek ("White Cloud") (fl. 1800–33).
174: Walking Purchase (1737).
175: Wampanoag (Wapanacki, "Easterner" or "Dawnlander").
176: Williams, Roger (c. 1603–83).
177: Winnebago.
178: Zeisberger, David (1721–1808).
Historical Timeline for the Northeast.
Resource Guide to Research and Theory.
Introduction.
Indian Tribes.