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Author Russell, Howard S.

Title Indian New England before the Mayflower / Howard S. Russell
Published Hanover, N.H. : University Press of New England, 1980


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 W'PONDS  974.00497 Rus  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Background. The region and its resources -- The first Europeans
Interrelations. Trade and conflict -- Travel and communications
The bountiful earth. The soil -- The provision of nature -- Preparing for cultivation. Farming tools ; The fields -- Cultivated crops. Corn, beans, squashes, and watermelons ; Roots ; Tobacco -- The season's round. Storing the yield ; Fall hunting
The household. A place to live -- Household and personal equipment -- The family meals. The cooking pot ; Maize ; Beans, squashes, and pumpkins ; Roots and nuts ; Fruits ; Sugar and salt ; Game, fish, and seafood ; A diet for superb health -- The roles of the sexes -- The day's round -- Beyond the round
The people. The tribes and their distribution -- Personal characteristics -- Health and illness -- Religion and philosophy
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 237-270
Subject Indians of North America -- New England -- History.
LC no. 79063082
ISBN 0874511623