Spirit of the New England Tribes (Paperback)William Sherwin Simmons (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 343
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
"An impressive blend of good anthropology and sound historiographical scholarship . . . What emerges is the clearest, and most thoughtful, view into the cognitive world of New England's native people available to nonspecialists."-- "New England Quarterly"
"Contains a great deal of information which should prove of interest not only to folklorists, anthropologists, and historians, but to Native Americans and anyone interested in the history of New England . . . The significance of this work is twofold. On the one hand, it is a solid contribution to scholarship. Simmons relates changes in folklore over time to historical events, thereby highlighting the dynamic nature of folklore . . . On another level, this book can be taken as a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. Simmons argues that folklore 'is the primary domain where an Indian spirit still survives, ' providing 'the major vehicle for expressing and perpetuating a persistent Indian identity.' This book is a celebration of that spirit."-- "New York Folklore"