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Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England

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Across nineteenth-century New England, antiquarians and community leaders wrote hundreds of local histories about the founding and growth of their cities and towns. Ranging from pamphlets to multivolume treatments, these narratives shared a preoccupation with establishing the region as the cradle of an Anglo-Saxon nation and the center of a modern American culture. They also insisted, often in mournful tones, that New Englands original inhabitants, the Indians, had become extinct, even though many Indians still lived in the ...

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Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England
2010, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816665785

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Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England
2010, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816665778

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