William A. Haviland's Canoe Indians of Down East Maine PDF

By William A. Haviland

In 1604, whilst Frenchmen landed on Saint Croix Island, they have been faraway from the 1st humans to stroll alongside its shorelines. For hundreds of thousands of years, Etchemins�whose descendants have been contributors of the Wabanaki Confederacy�had lived, enjoyed and worked in Down East Maine. sure including neighboring humans, all of whom relied seriously on canoes for transportation, exchange and survival, every one crew nonetheless maintained its personal precise cultures and customs. After the French arrived, they confronted unspeakable hardships, from �the nice Dying,� while ailment killed as much as ninety percentage of coastal populations, to centuries of discrimination. but they by no means deserted Ketakamigwa, their place of origin. during this booklet, anthropologist William Haviland relates the historical past of trouble and survival continued by means of the natives of the Down East coast and the way they've got maintained their lifestyle during the last 400 years.

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