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THE CHILDREN OF AATAENTSIC I A History of the Huron People to 1660, Volume One, Trigger, Bruce G.
Author Name:    Trigger, Bruce G.

Title:   THE CHILDREN OF AATAENTSIC I A History of the Huron People to 1660, Volume One

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good with no dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:   Montreal & London McGill-Queen's University Press 1976

ISBN Number:   0773502394 / 9780773502390

Seller ID:   713

Please Note: Volume One Only, NO dustjacket. Brown cloth hardcover in very good condition. 453 pages, 1st edition. Cover has some bumping at corners, light age tanning to edges, a bit moreso to spine and minimal soiling, a little ink rubbing on spine. Flaps from missing dustjacket have been taped inside front endpages. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, minor age tanning to page edges, very light soiling outer edge of pages. B/w illustrations. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 453 pages; Trigger's work integrates insights from archaeology, history, ethnology, linguistics, and geography. This wide knowledge allows him to show that, far from being a static prehistoric society quickly torn apart by European contact and the fur trade, almost every facet of Iroquoian culture had undergone significant change in the centuries preceding European contact. He argues convincingly that the European impact upon native cultures cannot be correctly assessed unless the nature and extent of precontact change is understood. His study not only stands Euro-American stereotypes and fictions on their heads, but forcefully and consistently interprets European and Indian actions, thoughts, and motives from the perspective of the Huron culture. The Children of Aataentsic revises widely accepted interpretations of Indian behaviour and challenges cherished myths about the actions of some celebrated Europeans during the "heroic age" of Canadian history. In a new preface, Trigger describes and evaluates contemporary controversies over the ethnohistory of eastern Canada. (1312,5-18)

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