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The Deadly Politics of Giving : Exchange and Violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown
by Seth Mallios

Overview - A clash of cultures on the North American continent.With a focus on indigenous cultural systems and agency theory, this volume analyzes Contact Period relations between North American Middle Atlantic Algonquian Indians and the Spanish Jesuits at Ajacan (1570 72) and English settlers at Roanoke Island (1584 90) and Jamestown Island (1607 12).It is an anthropological and ethnohistorical study of how European violations of Algonquian gift-exchange systems led to intercultural strife during the late 1500s and early 1600s, destroying Ajacan and Roanoke, and nearly destroying Jamestown."  Read more...

 
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Overview
A clash of cultures on the North American continent.With a focus on indigenous cultural systems and agency theory, this volume analyzes Contact Period relations between North American Middle Atlantic Algonquian Indians and the Spanish Jesuits at Ajacan (1570 72) and English settlers at Roanoke Island (1584 90) and Jamestown Island (1607 12).It is an anthropological and ethnohistorical study of how European violations of Algonquian gift-exchange systems led to intercultural strife during the late 1500s and early 1600s, destroying Ajacan and Roanoke, and nearly destroying Jamestown."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780817315160
  • ISBN-10: 0817315160
  • Publisher: University Alabama Press
  • Publish Date: August 2006
  • Page Count: 150


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