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The Resource Living with whales : documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history, edited by Nancy Shoemaker

Living with whales : documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history, edited by Nancy Shoemaker

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Living with whales : documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history
Title
Living with whales
Title remainder
documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nancy Shoemaker
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Native Americans along the coasts of southern New England and Long Island have had close ties to whales for thousands of years. They made a living from the sea and saw in the world's largest beings special power and meaning. After English settlement in the early seventeenth century, the region's natural bounty of these creatures drew Natives and colonists alike to develop whale hunting on an industrial scale. By the nineteenth century, New England dominated the world in whaling, and Native Americans contributed substantially to whaleship crews. In Living with Whales, Nancy Shoemaker reconstructs the history of Native whaling in New England through a diversity of primary documents: explorers' descriptions of their "first encounters," indentures, deeds, merchants' accounts, Indian overseer reports, crew lists, memoirs, obituaries, and excerpts from journals kept by Native whalemen on their voyages. These materials span the centuries-long rise and fall of the American whalefishery and give insight into the far-reaching impact of whaling on Native North American communities. One chapter even follows a Pequot Native to New Zealand, where many of his Maori descendants still reside today. Whaling has left behind a legacy of ambivalent emotions. In oral histories included in this volume, descendants of Wampanoag and Shinnecock whalemen reflect on how whales, whaling, and the ocean were vital to the survival of coastal Native communities in the Northeast, but at great cost to human life, family life, whales, and the ocean environment."--Publisher's description
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P@U
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shoemaker, Nancy
Series statement
Native Americans of the Northeast
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • New England
Label
Living with whales : documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history, edited by Nancy Shoemaker
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A world of whales -- Whaling from the shore to the deep sea -- Around the world in the nineteenth century -- Whaling legacies -- A whaling family in New England and New Zealand -- Wampanoag oral histories -- Shinnecock oral histories -- Afterword: Researching Native whaling history -- Appendix: Native whalemen's logbooks and journals
Control code
ocn896890200
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613763049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n145g
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)896890200
Label
Living with whales : documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history, edited by Nancy Shoemaker
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A world of whales -- Whaling from the shore to the deep sea -- Around the world in the nineteenth century -- Whaling legacies -- A whaling family in New England and New Zealand -- Wampanoag oral histories -- Shinnecock oral histories -- Afterword: Researching Native whaling history -- Appendix: Native whalemen's logbooks and journals
Control code
ocn896890200
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613763049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n145g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)896890200

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