Chapter

Forgiving Trespasses

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/9780195158601.003.0007
 Forgiving Trespasses

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This chapter argues that trespassing livestock were a major cause of friction between Indians and English colonists. Even so, Native Americans and colonists found ways to cooperate with one another to resolve problems that animals caused. As a result of their efforts, the middle decades of the 17th century were characterized as much by cooperation as confrontation.

Keywords: trespassing; Indians; English colonists; Native Americans; cooperation; confrontation; 17th century

Chapter.  13347 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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