Twelve Thousand Years : American Indians in Maine. With contributions by Steven L. Cox and Ruth H. Whitehead

By: BOURQUE, Bruce J. WHITEHEAD, Ruth H. COX, Steven L.

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BOURQUE, Bruce J. Twelve Thousand Years : American Indians in Maine. With contributions by Steven L. Cox and Ruth H. Whitehead. Lincoln and London : University of Nebraska Press, (2001). Pp [i]-xviii,(2),[1]-368,(4). Illustrated. Maps. Index. Large 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Nearly twelve thousand years ago Native Americans began moving through and eventually settling along the rocky coast, rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains of a region that would later become known as Maine. "Twelve Thousand Years" is the story of the many generations of Native peoples who for twelve millennia have called this region their home. The first to arrive were the Paleo-Indian peoples, mobile big-game hunters known for their striking stone tools. They were followed by maritime hunters, who left behind ritual sites that attracted some of America's earliest archaeologists. A very different group of immigrants replaced them, and the last three millennia of prehistorywitnessed a revival of maritime cultures that engaged in exchange with far away communities. Beginning in the sixteenth century, Native peoples in northern New England became tangled in the far-reaching affairs of European explorers and colonists. "Twelve Thousand Years" reveals how Penobscots, Abenakis, Passamaquoddies, Maliseets, Micmacs, and other Native communities both strategically accommodated and overtly resisted European and American encroachments. Since that time, Native communities in Maine have endured, adapted when necessary, and experienced a political and cultural revitalizationin recent decades. Included in this work is a valuable summary of the trad itional material culture of Maine's Native peoples - what they ate, wore, fought with, and hunted with, and their methods of transportation.” (from the dj). Contents: Introduction: The Prehistoric Past. 1. The Paleo-Indian Period. 2. The Archaic Period. 3. The Ceramic Period. 4. An Introduction to the Historic Past. 5. Early European and Native Contacts. 6. The Second Halfof the Seventeenth Century. 7. The War Years. 8. The Era of the Mission. E pilogue: Land, Politics, and Survival to the Present. Appendix: The Traditional Material Culture of the Native Peoples of Maine. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Fore-edge smudged, else very goodin dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Twelve Thousand Years : American Indians in Maine. With contributions by Steven L. Cox and Ruth H. Whitehead

Author Name: BOURQUE, Bruce J. WHITEHEAD, Ruth H. COX, Steven L.

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Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 2001, ISBN:0803213107:

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Keywords: NATIVE NATSTU ANTHROPOLOGY ARCHAEOLOGY AMERICAN HISTORY ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL MAINE UNITED STATES,