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The Resource Captive histories : English, French, and Native narratives of the 1704 Deerfield raid, edited by Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney

Captive histories : English, French, and Native narratives of the 1704 Deerfield raid, edited by Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney

Label
Captive histories : English, French, and Native narratives of the 1704 Deerfield raid
Title
Captive histories
Title remainder
English, French, and Native narratives of the 1704 Deerfield raid
Statement of responsibility
edited by Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney
Title variation
English, French, and Native narratives of the 1704 Deerfield raid
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume draws together an unusually rich body of original sources that tell the story of the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, from different vantage points. Texts range from one of the most famous early American captivity narratives, John Williams's The Redeemed Captive, to the records of French soldiers and clerics, to little-known Abenaki and Mohawk stories of the raid that emerged out of their communities' oral traditions. Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney provide a general introduction, extensive annotations, and headnotes to each text. Although the oft-reprinted Redeemed Captive stands at the core of this collection, it is juxtaposed to less familiar accounts of captivity composed by other Deerfield residents: Quentin Stockwell, Daniel Belding, Joseph Petty, Joseph Kellogg, and the teenaged Stephen Williams. Presented in their original form, before clerical editors revised and embellished their content to highlight religious themes, these stories challenge long-standing assumptions about classic Puritan captivity narratives. The inclusion of three Abenaki and Mohawk narratives of the Deerfield raid is equally noteworthy, offering a rare opportunity not only to compare captors' and captives' accounts of the same experiences, but to do so with reference to different Native oral traditions. Similarly, the memoirs of French military officers and an excerpt from the Jesuit Relations illuminate the motivations behind the attack and offer fresh insights into the complexities of French-Indian alliances. Taken together, the stories collected in this volume, framed by the editors' introduction and the assessments of two Native scholars, Taiaiake Alfred and MargeBruchac, allow readers to reconstruct the history of the Deerfield raid from multiple points of view and, in so doing, to explore the interplay of culture and memory that shapes our understanding of the past
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.4/02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.A13
LC item number
C364 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1950-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haefeli, Evan
  • Sweeney, Kevin
  • Haefeli, Evan
Series statement
Native Americans of the Northeast: Culture, History, and the Contemporary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abenaki Indians
  • Abenaki Indians
  • Indian captivities
  • Indians of North America
  • United States
  • Deerfield (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Captive histories : English, French, and Native narratives of the 1704 Deerfield raid, edited by Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Documentary supplement to: Captors and captives. c2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The setting -- The raid -- English narratives -- French narratives -- Mohawk narratives -- Abenaki narratives
Control code
ocm63705818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 298 pages
Isbn
9781558495432
Lccn
2006004255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
974.422 C175 ; P ; GE-G ; SA ; GE0803HOP JB, JS ; BIND. PROJ.
Other control number
NBV510000001060126
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 63705818
  • (OCoLC)63705818
Label
Captive histories : English, French, and Native narratives of the 1704 Deerfield raid, edited by Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Documentary supplement to: Captors and captives. c2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The setting -- The raid -- English narratives -- French narratives -- Mohawk narratives -- Abenaki narratives
Control code
ocm63705818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 298 pages
Isbn
9781558495432
Lccn
2006004255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
974.422 C175 ; P ; GE-G ; SA ; GE0803HOP JB, JS ; BIND. PROJ.
Other control number
NBV510000001060126
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 63705818
  • (OCoLC)63705818

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