The Deadly Politics of Giving: Exchange and Violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown
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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Seth Mallois delivers an interesting anthropological/historical book on trade patterns in the early Chesapeake area. He follows three different colonies and their attempts to start up and looks at the ... Read full review
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