Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology
Designed as a corrective to colonial literary histories that have excluded Native voices, this anthology brings together a variety of primary texts produced by the Algonquian peoples of New England during the 17th, 18th and very early 19th centuries.
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