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Bradford's Indian BookBeing the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation$
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Betty Booth Donohue

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037370

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037370.001.0001

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The Indeans

The Indeans

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Bradford's Indian Book

Betty Booth Donohue

University Press of Florida

This chapter deals with the Native subjects and political situations William Bradford and Edward Winslow encountered. Prominent among the Native persons and groups the two describe are the Nemaskets, Corbitant, Wituwamat, the Tarentins or Micmacs, Uncas, Sassacus, the Narragansetts, the Pequots, and the Pequot massacre. The chapter furthermore delineates the actions of John Winthrop, William Brewster, John Oldham, and John Stone and events leading up to King Philip's War. Included also are comments concerning the Native words Bradford chose to set legal land descriptions and official boundaries. The author describes how that usage decision impacted subsequent American letters.

Keywords:   Corbitant, John Oldham, John Stone, John Winthrop, Narragansetts, Pequots, Pequot massacre, Sassacus, Uncas, King Philip's War

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