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Title French and Indians in the heart of North America, 1630-1815 / edited by Robert Englebert and Guillaume Teasdale
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2013]
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Contents Introduction: French and Indians in the heart of North America / Robert Englebert and Guillaume Teasdale -- "Faire la chaudiere": the Wendat Feast of Souls, 1636 / Kathryn Magee Labelle -- Natives, newcomers and nicotiana: tobacco in the history of the Great Lakes / Christopher M. Parsons -- The terms of encounter: language and contested visions of French colonization -- In the Illinois Country, 1673-1702 / Robert Michael Morrissey -- "Gascon exaggerations": the rise of Antoine Laumet (dit de Lamothe, Sieur de Cadillac), the foundation of colonial Detroit, and the origins of the Fox Wars / Richard Weyhing -- "Protection" and "unequal alliance": the French conception of sovereignty over the Indians in New France / Gilles Havard -- The French and the Natchez: a failed encounter / Arnaud Balvay -- From subjects to citizens: two Pierres and the French influence on the transformation of the Illinois Country / John Reda -- Blue beads, vermilion, and scalpers: the social economy of the 1810-1812 Astorian Overland Expedition's French-Canadian voyageurs / Nicole St-Onge
Summary In the past thirty years, the study of French-Indian relations in the center of North America has emerged as an important field for examining the complex relationships that defined a vast geographical area, including the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, the Missouri River Valley, and Upper and Lower Louisiana. For years, no one better represented this emerging area of study than Jacqueline Peterson and Richard White, scholars who identified a world defined by miscegenation between French colonists and the native population, or mtissage, and the unique process of cultural accommodation that led to a middle ground between French and Algonquians. Building on the research of Peterson, White, and Jay Gitlin, this collection of essays brings together new and established scholars from the United States, Canada, and France, to move beyond the paradigms of the middle ground and mtissage. At the same time it seeks to demonstrate the rich variety of encounters that defined French and Indians in the heart of North America from 1630 to 1815. Capturing the complexity and nuance of these relations, the authors examine a number of thematic areas that provide a broader assessment of the historical bridge-building process, including ritual interactions, transatlantic connections, diplomatic relations, and post-New France French-Indian relations
Notes Consists mainly of papers concerning the history of French-Indian relations in the colonial Great Lakes region and Mississippi River Valley presented at the annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society in 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject French -- Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History -- Congresses.
French -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Congresses
Indians of North America -- Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History -- Congresses.
Indians of North America -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Congresses.
Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France) -- Congresses.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History -- Congresses.
Middle West -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses.
Middle West -- History -- Congresses.
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- To 1803 -- Congresses.
North America -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Englebert, Robert.
Teasdale, Guillaume.
ISBN 1609173600 (electronic bk.)
1628960809 (electronic bk.)
9781609173609 (electronic bk.)
9781628960808 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)