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A clash of cultures on the North American continent.
 
With a focus on indigenous cultural systems and agency theory, this volume analyzes Contact Period relations between North American Middle Atlantic Algonquian Indians and the Spanish Jesuits at Ajacan (1570–72) and English settlers at Roanoke Island (1584–90) and Jamestown Island (1607–12). It is an anthropological and ethnohistorical study of how European violations of Algonquian gift-exchange systems led to intercultural strife during the late 1500s and early 1600s, destroying Ajacan and Roanoke, and nearly destroying Jamestown.
  

 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 2. Gifts and Commodities
  2. pp. 25-36
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  1. 3. Ajacan
  2. pp. 37-57
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  1. 4. Roanoke
  2. pp. 58-79
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  1. 5. Jamestown
  2. pp. 80-106
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  1. 6. Conclusion
  2. pp. 107-123
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  1. References
  2. pp. 125-143
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817382056
Related ISBN
9780817353360
MARC Record
OCLC
426545157
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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