Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures (Hardback)
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Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 02/07/2013
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More than 13,000 years ago, people settled on lands that now lie within the boundaries of the state of Connecticut. Leaving no written records and scarce archaeological remains, these peoples and their communities have remained unknown to all but a few archaeologists and other scholars. This pioneering book is the first to provide a full account of Connecticut's indigenous peoples, from the long-ago days of their arrival to the present day. Lucianne Lavin draws on exciting new archaeological and ethnographic discoveries, interviews with Native Americans, rare documents including periodicals, archaeological reports, master's theses and doctoral dissertations, conference papers, newspapers, and government records, as well as her own ongoing archaeological and documentary research. She creates a fascinating and remarkably detailed portrait of indigenous peoples in deep historic times before European contact and of their changing lives during the past 400 years of colonial and state history. She also includes a short study of Native Americans in Connecticut in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This book brings to light the richness and diversity of Connecticut's indigenous histories, corrects misinformation about the vanishing Connecticut Indian, and reveals the significant roles and contributions of Native Americans to modern-day Connecticut.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300186642
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 1193 g
Dimensions: 254 x 191 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The scope of information in this book is impressive. . . . I urge anyone who is interested in Connecticut to purchase one."-Faith Damon Davison, Archivist (retired), Mohegan Tribal Government, and elder, Mohegan Tribe -- Faith Damon Davison
"Dr. Lavin's book is a well-researched and very readable account of archaeology in Connecticut. The history of archaeology, along with copious site data is expertly presented against the backdrop of culture."-Laurie Weinstein, Series Editor, Native Peoples of the Americas -- Laurie Weinstein
"Lucianne Lavin has accomplished an extraordinary achievement in this comprehensive synthesis of Connecticut's Native peoples. Compiling the latest scientific data from archaeology and history, she also includes native oral traditions. The result is a compelling narrative stressing cultural change and continuity that is very much a story about today, as it is about the past."-Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Connecticut State Archaeologist -- Nicholas Bellatoni
"As a comprehensive and synthesizing work, the book is outstanding and much needed."-Choice * Choice *
Won an Honorable Mention for the 2013 New England Book Festival given by the JM Northern Media Family of Festivals, in the General Non-Fiction Category. -- New England Book Festival * JM Northern Media *
Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 in the North America Category. -- Outstanding Academic Title * Choice *
Winner of the 2014 Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit. -- Award of Merit * Connecticut League of History Organizations *
Won Second Place in the books cateogry in the 2014 New England Museum Association Publication Award Competition. -- Publication Award * New England Museum Association *

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