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Author Weidensaul, Scott.

Title The first frontier : the forgotten history of struggle, savagery, and endurance in early America / Scott Weidensaul.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  974 WEIDENSAUL    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  974 W426    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  974 WEI    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  974.223 WEIDENSAUL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  974 WEIDENSAUL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  974 WEIDENSAUL    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  974 WEI    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  974 WEI    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  974 WEIDENSAUL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  974.223 WEIDENSAUL    Check Shelf

Description xxi, 474 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-445) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. "So Many Nations, People, and Tongues" -- Mawooshen -- Before Contact -- Stumbling onto a Frontier -- pt. 2. "Let Us Not Live to Bee Enslaved" -- "Why Should You Be So Furious?" -- Between Two Fires -- "Our Enimies Are Exceedeing Cruell" -- "Oppressions, Grievances & Provocacons" -- pt. 3. "We That Came out of This Ground" -- "One Head One Mouth, and One Heart" -- The Long Peace Ends -- War Chief, Peace Chief -- Endings.
Summary "Frontier: the word carries the inevitable scent of the West. But before Custer or Lewis and Clark, before the first Conestoga wagons rumbled across the Plains, it was the East that marked the frontier?the boundary between complex Native cultures and the first colonizing Europeans. Here is the older, wilder, darker history of a time when the land between the Atlantic and the Appalachians was contested ground?when radically different societies adopted and adapted the ways of the other, while struggling for control of what all considered to be their land. The First Frontier traces two and a half centuries of history through poignant, mostly unheralded personal stories?like that of a Harvard-educated Indian caught up in seventeenth-century civil warfare, a mixed-blood interpreter trying to straddle his white and Native heritage, and a Puritan woman wielding a scalping knife whose bloody deeds still resonate uneasily today. It is the first book in years to paint a sweeping picture of the Eastern frontier, combining vivid storytelling with the latest research to bring to life modern America?s tumultuous, uncertain beginnings."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- East (U.S.)
East (U.S.) -- History.
East (U.S.) -- Race relations -- History.
North America -- History -- Colonial period, approximately 1600-1775.
North America -- History, Military.
Indians, Treatment of -- East (U.S.) -- History.
Whites -- East (U.S.) -- Relations with Indians -- History.
Indians of North America -- East (U.S.) -- History.
Whites -- East (U.S.) -- History.
Immigrants -- East (U.S.) -- History.
ISBN 9780151015153
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