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The Company of Cattle

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

in Creatures of Empire

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158601
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788538 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.003.0004
 The Company of Cattle

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This chapter examines why colonists assumed that English livestock and animal husbandry practices would easily transfer to the New World. They also presumed that by raising livestock on lands that Indians seemingly did not use, the English could justify their legal claim to the territory. Despite early difficulties, livestock populations eventually flourished.

Keywords: colonists; livestock; animal husbandry; Indians; New World

Chapter.  12407 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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