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Spirit of the New England Tribes: Indian History and Folklore, 1620 1984

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Spanning three centuries, this collection traces the historical evolution of legends, folktales, and traditions of four major native American groups from their earliest encounters with European settlers to the present. The book is based on some 240 folklore texts gathered from early colonial writings, newspapers, magazines, diaries, local histories, anthropology and folklo ...more
Paperback, 343 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by University Press of New England
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Bob Newman
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Folklore galore

With the onslaught of disease, conquest, conversion and loss of land, the Indian tribes of southern New England almost disappeared. If they managed to hold on--just barely--they underwent considerable language and culture change. When they emerged in the 1930s, with the general rise in consciousness and political action among Native Americans, they had lost a lot. By examining the folklore of Narragansett, Mohegan, Gay Head, and Mashpee Wampanoags, Simmons tries to show how origin
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