Natives and Newcomers in North America
Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents
Topics Students Could Explore:
(cf. JR 6: 228-35 about "good" things) (JR 5: 219-21 on
Hunting Techniques (cf. JR 6: 296-99, 210-213)
Religion and Spirituality (cf. JR 10: 124-39 on Huron Origins)
Native Law and Government (JR 10: 254-61 on Huron government)
Disease and Medicine
Diplomacy and Warfare
Missions (JR 2: 46) (JR 51: 178-219 on the missions among the Mohawk, see also JR 53: 200-37) (mission at Kahnawake, 1682 letter see JR 62: 166-67 - these books are not yet digitized)
Jesuit Martyrdom (Movie: Black Robe deals with this theme quite effectively) (JR. 31: 16-69)
NB. Remember to use your browser in each volume, since there is not yet an index across volumes.
CBC Special on Canadian History
New France on the Web
Virtual Museum of New France
North American Indians:
Edsitement: an NEH site that describes the best websites in the humanities (has a category for Native American History)
Native tribal histories
Native Websites from around the world: Native Web
Native American Resources at the Smithsonian
Tenn. Tech. University Native links site
Information on Individual Native Nations
Native American links
Alan Greer, ed., The Jesuit Relations: Natives and Missionaries in Seventeeth-Century North America (Boston and New York: Bedford/St. Martin, 2000). Contains a very useful bibliography
John Demos, The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America (New York: Vintage, 1995; first publ. 1994).
Natalie Zemon Davis, Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1995).
Neal Salisbury, "'I Love the Place of My Dwelling': Puritan Missionaries and Native Americans in Seventeenth-Century Southern New England," in Carla Pestana and Sharon V. Salinger, eds., Inequality in Early America (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1999): 111-133.
Natalie Zemon Davis, "Iroquois Women, European Women," in Margo Hendricks and Patricia Parker, eds., Women, "Race," and Writing in the Early Modern Period (New York: Routledge, 19994): 243-58.