The Voice of the Dawn (Paperback)Frederick Matthew Wiseman (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
Readers looking for extensive and subtle discussions of prehistoric artifacts in the region will find this to be a useful addition to their libraries. Wiseman's use of some oral histories, native philosophy, personal reflection, and quotations for native scholars and tribal historians is refreshing and long overdue. Vermont History"
Wiseman's book offers the reader a well-told story of natural and human history but it is his discussion of the connection of all this history to commonplace aspects of modern life that is particularly compelling. Wiseman confronts the reader with the connections among history, land, and the conditions of modern Abenaki communities, and challenges the reader to think about these connections . . . Wiseman's The Voice of the Dawn is essential reading for a student of regional history or archaelogy and is likely to challenge its readers' way of thinking. Historical New Hampshire"
It is hard to imagine someone more qualified to undertake this project than Wiseman. An Abenaki raised in Vermont and an academic trained in archeology, he is able to provide both an insider s view of Abenaki life and a scholarly assessment of the archeological and ethnohistorical record. Moreover, since 1988 he has participated in Abenaki politics and activism, making him one of the few writers qualified to describe the Vermont tribe s political resurgence. Paradoxa 15"
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