Children of Aataentsic

Children of Aataentsic

Authors : Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher : McGill-Queen’s Press – MQUP
Published Date : 1988-09-01
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Catagory : History
ISBN-13 : 9780773561496
Page : 960 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Children of Aataentsic

Trigger’s work integrates insights from archaeology, history, ethnology, linguistics, and geography. This wide knowledge allows him to show that, far from being a static prehistoric society quickly torn apart by European contact and the fur trade, almost every facet of Iroquoian culture had undergone significant change in the centuries preceding European contact. He argues convincingly that the European impact upon native cultures cannot be correctly assessed unless the nature and extent of precontact change is understood. His study not only stands Euro-American stereotypes and fictions on their heads, but forcefully and consistently interprets European and Indian actions, thoughts, and motives from the perspective of the Huron culture.

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