New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America

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JHU Press, Feb 18, 1998 - History - 229 pages
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In New Worlds for All, Calloway explores the unique and vibrant new cultures that Indians and Europeans forged together in early America. The process, Calloway writes, lasted longer than the United States has existed as a nation. During that time, most of America was still "Indian country, " and even in areas of European settlement, Indians and Europeans remained a part of each other's daily lives: living, working, worshiping, traveling, and trading together - as well as fearing, avoiding, despising, and killing one another. Ranging across the continent and over 300 years, New Worlds for All describes encounters between Spanish conquistadors and Zuni warriors, Huron shamans and French Jesuit missionaries, English merchants and Montagnais traders. Calloway's discussion of conflict and cooperation includes the use of natural resources and shared knowledge about trail networks, herbal medicines, metal tools, and weapons. He depicts the European emulation of Indian military tactics, the varied responses of Indian societies to Christianity, attempts made on all sides to learn the languages and customs of the other, and the intermingling of peoples at the fringes of competing cultures - through captivity and adoption, attempts to escape one's own society and embrace another, or intermarriage. The New World, Calloway concludes, brought new identities for all, as Indian and European cultures combined to create a uniquely American identity.
  

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Really quite a good basic introduction to the history and historiography of the pre-colonial and early colonial period in American history. I read this as a brush up before I teach the first half of ... Read full review

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Author Colin Calloway further advances his neo-progressive vision of the history of the Americas, in New Worlds for All. Discarding traditional historical accounts of Christopher Columbus 'discovering ... Read full review

Contents

The Kaleidoscope of Early America i
1
One Imagining and Creating a New World
8
The new landscape of the new world
21
Costume of the Domiciliated Indians of North America
51
Samuel de Champlain and French musketeers shoot down Iroquois warriors
106
Six New World Diplomacy and New World Foreign Policies
115
The Indians delivering up the English Captives to Colonel Bouquet
160
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About the author (1998)

Colin G. Calloway is professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. His previous books include The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities, nominated for a 1995 Pulitzer Prize; The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800: War, Migration, and the Survival of an Indian People; and Crown and Calumet: British-Indian Relations, 1783-1815.

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