The second volume in Shirley Dunn’s masterful two-part survey of Mohican history during the period of European contact.
The Mohican World, 1680-1750
About the Book
A sequel to Shirley Dunn’s The Mohicans and Their Land, 1609-1730, The Mohican World continues to examine the daily lives of the native peoples of the upper Hudson and Housatonic Valleys during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It details the Mohicans’ struggle to preserve their way of life and cultural identity during the advent of Europeans into their lands.
“Shirley Dunn has again demonstrated her mastery of the Mohican culture. The Mohican World, 1680-1750 is a must-have-and-read book that serves as a great complement to her The Mohicans and Their Land, 1609-1730, considered to be the Bible of Native American studies in the Northeast by all Native American researchers. In reading The Mohican World, it is as though the reader is living in the past; each page brings a new adventure and allows the reader’s imagination to flow. As one’s knowledge increases so does the urge to turn to the next page as if turning onto the path of historical adventure. This is a comprehensive and permanent record that will forever be a resource for understanding the Mohicans – a factual literary work of art.” — Richard W. Powell, Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Chair of the Native American Institute, Columbia-Green Community College, a campus of the State University of New York
About the Author
A scholar of the Mohicans and early Dutch settlers, Shirley Wiltse Dunn also wrote The Mohicans and their Land, 1609 -1730 and The River Indians, as well as co-wrote Dutch Architecture near Albany: The Polygreen Photographs and The Mohicans, a booklet for young readers. She was a founder of the Dutch Barn Preservation Society and for her research on Dutch farm locations, was honored as a fellow by the Holland Society of New York. She became interested in the Mohicans while studying Native American deeds for early properties in the Albany area.
6 x 9 inches