North American Indian Tribes of the Great Lakes is volume 467 in Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. This volume covers the Great Lakes Woodland cultural region and includes information about Ojibwe, Huron, Wyandot, Miami, Potawatomi, Winnebago, Sac and Fox, Odawa, Petun, and Kickapoo Nations cultural clothing styles.
Histories of Kanatha: Seen and Told (Histoires de Kanatha: Vues et Contees) is a collection of the writings and speeches by Wendat (Huron) scholar Georges Sioui. Equally proficient in French and English, Sioui offers readers this collection that can stimulate debate about the nature and scope of Canadian history, First Nations history, and the place of the Wendat people within the country and the world. The essays, stories, poems and speeches cover the years from 1991 to 2007.
Toronto: A Short Illustrated History of Its First 12,000 Years is edited by anthropologist Ron Williamson and tells a brief history of Toronto in five essays each written by a scholar in his field. This popular history begins with the early historical record with Robert MacDonald's essay, Toronto's Natural History. Ronald Williamson offers a concise overview of First Nations history in his paper, Before the Visitors. Military historian Carl Benn offers readers a paper about the impact of Colonial Transformations on the First Nations and the landscape.
Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations is a collection of 17 archaeological and historical essays about the history of First Nations in Ontario from precontact to the 1980s. The 14 authors offer accounts about the Algonquian and Iroquoian First Nations whose traditional territories covered the whole of the province. The first part of the book looks at the climate and landforms of the region as well as the material culture of the First Nations from the perspective of the archaeologist.
The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 by historian Richard White is part of Cambridge University Press series, Studies in North American Indian History. This book seeks to step outside the simple stories of Indian/white relations|stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning.
A Population History of the Huron-Petun, AD 500-1650 written by Laurier University scholar Gary Warrick examines in detail the population history of the Wendat-Tionontate, commonly known as the Huron-Petun. This southern Ontario people lived in the region for thousands of years and based on the known archaeological record their population is studied in this recent publication. Additional evidence is located from other disciplines and the author systematically builds the argument for his conclusions about population change and growth among the Huron-Petun.
In Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America, history professor Nicholas Cushner provides the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the American missionary activities of the Jesuits. From the North American encounter with the Indians of Florida in 1565, through Mexico, New France, the Paraguay Reductions, Andean Perus, to contact with Native Americans in Maryland on the eve of the American Revolution, members of the order interacted with both elites and colonizers.
Fascinating study of seventeenth century Huron/Wendat language from early Jesuit writing sources. This form of linguistic archaeology covers the Huron or Wendat as well as the Wyandot (Petun) Nations and their culture, kinship, clans, relationship to the environment, material culture, ceremonies, warfare, medicine and disease, and relationship to the French. Of particular interest is the coverage of the construction of longhouses and wooden armour, terms for trees found in the names of villages, and wampum references.
The Archaeology of Bruce Trigger: Theoretical Empiricism is a collection of 16 essays that discuss the life and work of archaeologist Bruce Trigger. His theoretical approach has influenced the field of archaeology and his work on the Northeastern cultures of North America remains important contributions. Contributors include Michael Bisson, Stephen Chrisomalis, Jerimy J.
Wrapped in the Colours of the Earth: Cultural Heritage of the First Nations celebrates the cultural traditions of the Inuit, Mi'kmaq and the Iroquois. This catalogue was produced to accompany three exhibits at the McCord Museum in Montreal in 1992. The artifacts from the museum's collection were organized into three sections. They each focused on the cultural traditions of Northeastern First Nations. In the Iroquoian section two essays describe the Dawson archaeological site at Hochelaga and the Iroquoians of the St. Lawrence Valley.