Chapter

Introduction

Nancy Shoemaker

in A Strange Likeness

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195167924
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788996 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167924.003.0001
Introduction

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This book's most valuable sources were the Indian speeches recorded during 18th-century diplomatic councils held between American Indians and Europeans. These speeches give an Indian voice in a time period when they left few written records of their own. The methodology of this book is based on an analysis of these speeches along with other documents attuned to speakers' and writers' choices of metaphor and systems of categorization.

Keywords: Indian-European Council records; Indian voice; Indian speeches; metaphor; categorization; historical sources; American Indian history

Chapter.  3789 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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