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America's early whalemen : Indian shore whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750 / John A. Strong.

Author/creator Strong, John A., 1935- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Tucson, Arizona : The University of Arizona Press, 2018.
Descriptionxiv, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Native peoples of the Americas
Native peoples of the Americas (Tucson, Ariz.)
Contents The whale in aboriginal Long Island culture -- Drift whales : a contentious asset -- Sachems, entrepreneurs, and conflicting sovereignties -- Origins of "ye whaling design" on Long Island -- New needs, old traditions : the cultural impact of "ye whale design" -- Debt peonage and indentured servitude -- Papasaquin's world : politics, economics, and family in seventeenth-century Long Island -- Leaving the shore : the end of an era.
Abstract "This book highlights the essential contribution of Native peoples of the Northeast to shore whaling and the early development of Long Island"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 203-224) and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2018009207
ISBN9780816537181 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN0816537186 hardcover alkaline paper

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