The Resource Les sauvages amâericains: : representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature, Gordon M. Sayre, (ebook)

Les sauvages amâericains: : representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature, Gordon M. Sayre, (ebook)

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Les sauvages amâericains: : representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature
Title
Les sauvages amâericains:
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representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature
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Gordon M. Sayre
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eng
Summary
Algonquian and Iroquois natives of the American Northeast were described in great detail by colonial explorers who ventured into the region in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Beginning with the writings of John Smith and Samuel de Champlain, Gordon Sayre analyzes French and English accounts of Native Americans to reveal the rhetorical codes by which their cultures were represented and the influence that these images of Indians had on colonial and modern American society. By emphasizing the work of Pierre Franaois-Xavier Charlevoix, Joseph-Franaois Lafitau, and Baron de Lahontan, among others, Sayre highlights the important contribution that French explorers and ethnographers made to colonial literature. Sayre's interdisciplinary approach draws on anthropology, cultural studies, and literary methodologies. He cautions against dismissing these colonial texts as purveyors of ethnocentric stereotypes, asserting that they offer insights into Native American cultures. Furthermore, early accounts of American Indians reveal Europeans' serious examination of their own customs and values: Sayre demonstrates how encounters with natives' wampum belts, tattoos, and pelt garments, for example, forced colonists to question the nature of money, writing, and clothing; and how the Indians' techniques of warfare and practice of adopting prisoners led to new concepts of cultural identity and inspired key themes in the European enlightenment and American individualism
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Midwest
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1964-
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Sayre, Gordon M.
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810.9/3520397/09032
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • American literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians in literature
  • French-Canadian literature
  • French American literature
  • Canadian literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Les sauvages amâericains: : representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature, Gordon M. Sayre, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780807864340
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719311
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remote
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11719311
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MWT11719311
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Les sauvages amâericains: : representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature, Gordon M. Sayre, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807864340
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719311
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719311
System control number
MWT11719311
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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