The Indian Peoples of Eastern America : A Documentary History of the Sexes
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 invaluable for courses in history, anthropology, and native American and women's studies.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 147.32 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
- 08 Jan 1981
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
My students loved it. This work reveals both the outline and the intricacies of Native American culture as a lived experience, giving all of us, teachers and students, a sense of the distance between their culture and our own, but also an encounter with the humanity of many peoples who were in a variety of ways not that different from us. This is a wonderful book, one that I will use for many years to come. Jacquelyn C. Miller, Rutgers University Students love reading the excerpts and they allow them to gain an insight into Indian cultures in ways other readings do not. Elizabeth Mancke, Western Washington University Excellent...The documents are useful in that they allow students to work with primary material. George H. Phillips, University of Colorado One of the finest sourcebooks on the early ethnohistory of Native North America currently available. James Axtell...has made a significant contribution to the study of eastern woodland peoples. Students, specialists, and the general reading public will all find this book both accessible and stimulating. Robert Steven Grumet, American Indian Quarterly A skillful edition of wisely selected sources. An excellent introduction to the range and vitality of American Indian culture. Alden T. Vaughan, Columbia University Very worthwhile. The Indian becomes human in these essays. Calvin Martin, Rutgers University