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Early Encounters: Native Americans and Europeans in New England. From the Papers of W. Sears Nickerson

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Early Encounters contains a selection of nineteen essays from the papers of prominent New England historian, antiquarian, and genealogist Warren Sears Nickerson (1880-1966). This extensive study of his own family ties to the Mayflower, and his exhaustive investigation of the first contacts between Europeans and Native Americans, in what is today New England, made him an un ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published May 31st 1995 by Michigan State University Press (first published June 1994)
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Christopher Rex
Mar 06, 2014 Christopher Rex rated it really liked it
I always like to get a bit of history from the place I find myself living in, so I grabbed this book (somewhere). The only thing keeping it from 5-stars is that it turns a bit into The Book of Matthew toward the end (he begat him who begat her who begat him etc. etc.). But, this is really only in the 2nd to last chapter or so. Otherwise, it really flows along quite well and is fascinating subject matter.

W. Sears Nickerson (upon whose papers the book was written) was a bit of an amateur anthropol
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Shelves: history-american

Ummmm, thought there would be more Vikings.
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