Englebert, Robert.

French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630-1815. - East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 2013. - 1 online resource (254 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction by Robert Englebert and Guillaume Teasdale; "Faire la chaudière": The Wendat Feast of Souls, 1636 - Kathryn Magee Labelle; Natives, Newcomers, and Nicotiana: Tobacco in the History of the Great Lakes Region - Christopher M. Parsons; The Terms of Encounter: Language and Contested Visions of French Colonization in the Illinois Country, 1673-1702 - Robert Michael Morrissey; "Gascon Exaggerations": The Rise of Antoine Laumet dit de Lamothe, Sieur de Cadillac, the Foundation of Colonial Detroit, and the Origins of the Fox Wars - Richard Weyhing "Protection" and "Unequal Alliance": The French Conception of Sovereignty over Indians in New France - Gilles HavardThe French and the Natchez: A Failed Encounter - Arnaud Balvay; From Subjects to Citizens: Two Pierres and the French Influence on the Transformation of the Illinois Country - John Reda; Blue Beads, Vermilion, and Scalpers: The Social Economy of the 1810-1812 Astorian Overland Expedition's French Canadian Voyageurs - Nicole St-Onge; Contributors

In the past thirty years, the study of French-Indian relations in the center of North America has emerged as an important field for examining the complex relationships that defined a vast geographical area, including the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, the Missouri River Valley, and Upper and Lower Louisiana. For years, no one better represented this emerging area of study than Jacqueline Peterson and Richard White, scholars who identified a world defined by miscegenation between French colonists and the native population, or métissage, and the unique process of cultural accommodation that led to a "middle ground" between French and Algonquians. Building on the research of Peterson, White, and Jay Gitlin, this collection of essays brings together new and established scholars from the United States, Canada, and France, to move beyond the paradigms of the middle ground and métissage. At the same time it seeks to demonstrate the rich variety of encounters that defined French and Indians in the heart of North America from 1630 to 1815. Capturing the complexity and nuance of these relations, the authors examine a number of thematic areas that provide a broader assessment of the historical bridge-building process, including ritual interactions, transatlantic connections, diplomatic relations, and post-New France French-Indian relations.

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Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France) -- Congresses.
French -- Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History -- Congresses.
French -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Congresses.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History -- Congresses.
Indians of North America -- Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History -- Congresses.
Indians of North America -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Congresses.
Middle West -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses.
Middle West -- History -- Congresses.
Mississippi River Valley --History -- To 1803 -- Congresses.
North America -- History -- Congresses.

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