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Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America
New England Indians created the multitribal Brothertown and Stockbridge communities during the eighteenth century with the intent of using Christianity and civilized reforms to cope with white expansion. In Red Brethren, David J. Silverman considers the stories of these communities and argues that Indians in early America were racial thinkers in their own right and that in ...more
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published October 28th 2010 by Cornell University Press
(first published October 14th 2010)
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A conceptually fascinating but relatively pedantic history of the Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians, two tribes originally from the area that is now western Massachusetts/eastern New York who decided to convert to Christianity and live as white people told them to live. In spite of this, they were constantly mistreated by white settlers because they were Indians, first being pushed to western New York and then being pushed again to the lower Midwest and finally ending up on a reservation in up ...more