An exhaustively-researched view into the Mohicans’ ways of life and dealings with Europeans during the period after initial contact.
The Mohicans and Their Land, 1609-1730
About the Book
The first in Shirley Dunn’s prized two-volume survey of Mohican history, featuring events occurring in the Hudson, Mohawk and Housatonic valleys during the first one hundred years after the arrival of the Dutch.
“Over the years, much attention has been devoted to Dutch-Iroquois relations, mostly neglecting the important role played by the Mohicans of the upper Hudson Valley. In this book, Shirley Dunn deftly navigates through the complex and important relationship between the Dutch and the Mohicans. As a bonus, Dunn’s work brings together, for the first time, most recorded land transactions of the Mohicans.” — Charles Gehring, New Netherland Project
“Shirley Dunn’s book is the latest on the Mohicans, whose aboriginal homeland was the upper Hudson Valley of eastern New York State and whose descendants comprise the present-day Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe of Wisconsin. Dunn’s book is the culmination of twenty years of research into recorded land transactions between Mohicans and Euro-Americans. Embedded within these transactions are fascinating details of 17th and early 18th century Mohican social, political, and economic life not recorded elsewhere.” — George R. Hamell, Senior Anthropologist, New York State Museum
About the Author
A scholar of the Mohicans and early Dutch settlers, Shirley Dunn also wrote the sequel to this volume, The Mohican World: 1680 – 1750, 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.
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