ERIC Number: ED313184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Rooted Like the Ash Trees: New England Indians and the Land. Revised edition.
Carlson, Richard G., Ed.
This collection of writings by and about New England's American Indians focuses on the Indians' relation to the land. Articles examine Indian folklore and spiritualism, the importance of the oral tradition, and advice to young Indians about receiving the oral tradition and passing it forward. Articles describe Indian lifeways; native cooking, food, and hunting; archeological research; ethnohistory; the herbal tradition; traditional painting and pottery motifs; and New England Indian music. One selection is a glossary of New England Indian place names. Several studies examine the extent and locations of lands taken from Indians in New England, the effects of the Land Claims Settlement Act, and the difficulty of establishing the continuous tribal authority required by federal law for tribal land claims. Contemporary Indian lifestyles of the Abenaki and the Micmacs are described. This book also contains a list of names and addresses of other periodicals on the same subjects; Indian reservations; government commissions or agencies; and American Indian organizations, museums, and businesses. An annotated bibliography contains 32 references. (DHP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Land Settlement, Treaties, Tribes, United States History
Eagle Wing Press, Inc., P.O. Box 579MO, Naugatuck, CT 06770.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Creative Works
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