Reading Beyond Words

Reading Beyond Words

Contexts for Native History

Book - 2003
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It takes patience and dedication to recover and communicate the experiences and perspectives of those for whom the historical record is lacking or severely limited by the interpretation of others--it takes reading beyond words. The first edition of this highly praised collection presented some of the best new efforts to examine critically the possible interpretationsnbsp;of Native North American history and Native-European encounters over 500 years. In doing so it served as a model for revisiting Native history.

To this extensively revised new edition, three new "encounter studies" have been added, presenting original and thought-provoking work not previously published: the Frobisher expeditions and their relations with the Inuit in the 1570s; Thanadelthur, the remarkable Dene woman who brought her people to a peace with the Cree and to trade with the Hudson's Bay Company in the early 1700s; and the previously unexamined dynamics of Cree-Oblate missionary relations on Hudson Bay in the late 1800s to mid-1900s, as seen from both sides.

Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, N.Y. : Broadview Press, ©2003.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781551115436
Characteristics: xxxii, 504 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.


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