Indian Affairs in Colonial New York: The Seventeenth Century

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U of Nebraska Press, 1960 - History - 379 pages
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Indian Affairs in Colonial New York is a standard in the study of Indian-European relations in seventeenth-century New York. First published in 1960, it remains the only one-volume history to explore these complex relations, which profoundly affected the economy and politics of the colony. Allen W. Trelease describes the Dutch period that followed Henry Hudson?s voyage in 1609 and New Netherland?s dealings with the Algonquian bands of the Hudson Valley and Long Island. The second half of the book, treating the English period after 1664, emphasizes the colonists? relations with the Iroquois.

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Trelease here covers the relationship between the natives and settlers in 17th-century New York from both an economic and political point of view. A standard in the field. Read full review

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Allen W. Trelease, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is the author of White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction. William A. Starna, a professor of anthropology at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, is the editor of The Journals of Christian Daniel Claus and Conrad Weiser: A Journey to Onondaga, 1750.

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