By Delores Bird Carpenter
Early Encounters incorporates a collection of nineteen essays from the papers of favorite New England historian, antiquarian, and genealogist Warren Sears Nickerson (1880-1966). This huge research of his circle of relatives ties to the Mayflower, and his exhaustive research of the 1st contacts among Europeans and local americans, in what's this present day New England, made him an unquestioned authority in either fields.
The learn upon which the textual content of Early Encounters relies happened among the Nineteen Twenties and the Fifties. each one of Nickerson’s works incorporated during this conscientiously edited quantity is put in its context by means of Delores chook wood worker; she offers the reader with a wealth of precious heritage information regarding every one essay’s starting place, in addition to Nickerson’s purposes for venture the examine. fabric is prepared thematically: the coming of the Mayflower; conflicts among Europeans and local american citizens; and different themes concerning the historical past and legends of early ecu cost on Cape Cod. Early Encounters is a thoughtfully researched, readable e-book that provides a wealthy and sundry account of existence in colonial New England.
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54 The French were also forced to recognize English authority over the Iroquois. 55 Peace lasted in both Europe and the colonies for more than twenty-five years after this war. The War ofAustrian Succession The War of Austrian Succession broke out in Europe in 1740. In the colonies, this was known as King George's War, and hostilities did not begin until 1744 when France declared war on England. This conflict began in Europe when Maria Theresa ascended the throne of Austria. Although her claim was legitimate since she was the daughter of the previous ruler, other European nations, discounting a woman's claim to the throne, saw this as an opportunity to attack Austria.
These are assembled into families as far as possible; the information on each individual is documented by reference notes at the bottom of each page, and each volume is indexed. "Group 2, The Nawsets," contains about two hundred sixty-seven sheets, one hundred and twelve thousand, five hundred and seventy-five words, and the names of seven hundred sixty-five Nawset Indians, arranged, documented, and indexed as above. "Group 3, The Sauquatuckets," contains about seventy sheets, twenty-nine thousand, eight hundred and fifty words, and the names of two hundred and seventy Sauquatucket Indians, arranged, documented, and indexed in the same manner.
Ousa Mekin, a Wamanoag, was also known as Rev. LeRoy C. Perry of Westerly, Rhode Island. On 17 February 1962, Nickerson wrote Russell H. Early Encounters 40 Gardner (Great Moose), Halifax, Massachusetts: "This Clarence Wixon belonged to the Dennisport family of Wixons as did my great-grandmother Jean (Wixon) Eldredge. He & other WlXons claimed to have Indian blood in their veins but had no substantial proof of it. " 57. The National Algonquin Indian Council represented thirty-two tribes. 58. He died in January 1966.
Early Encounters: Native Americans and Europeans in New England: From the Papers of W. Sears Nickerson by Delores Bird Carpenter