Cultures in contact : the impact of European contacts on native American cultural institutions, A.D. 1000-1800 /
edited & with commentary by William W. Fitzhugh.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.
vi, 320 p. : ill., maps.
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Nine case studies examine sociocultural consequences of early interaction between Europeans and selected native societies of eastern North America, including the Inuit of Labrador and West Greenland, Iroquois and Algonquians of New England, Powhatans of Chesapeake Bay, and tribes of Florida and the Caribbean. The volume grew out of a series of presentations on recent archaeological and ethnohistorical research organized for the Anthropological Society of Washington by Smithsonian archaeologist Fitzhugh, whose perceptive introductions link the individual chapters into a more coherent consideration of the topic. The collection stimulates new thinking about the nature and effects of culture contact by demonstrating that it was a multistage process, colored by a mix of cultural and geographical variables that produced a complex tapestry of contact situations and consequences. Recommended for undergraduate and graduate programs in anthropology, history, and American studies.-W.A. Turnbaugh, University of Rhode Island
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