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Published: 01 January 2022
Figure 1. Excerpt from the diary of Métis buffalo hunter and historian ChWeUm Davis, 1864. Translation: “Year 1864 [entry] 48. François Demarais was shot by the Sioux and he fought, and he killed four Sioux his brother and his son were killed, and he had a leg broken by a bullet on the Sheyenne More
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (2): 153–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Gloria P. Lopera-Mesa Abstract Drawing on the author’s experience of collaborative research with the Cañamomo-Lomaprieta people in the western Colombian Andes, this article discusses the challenges of conducting ethnohistorical research on Indigenous land claims from the double role of historian...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (4): 579–602.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Michael Leroy Oberg Abstract The Theodor De Bry map of the coast of today’s North Carolina has exerted an unfortunate influence over how historians and anthropologists have described and understood the indigenous Algonquian communities of the Outer Banks and the coast of today’s North Carolina...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2012
... severe for historians. Unlike anthropologists or sociologists, historians cannot observe or interview as children those whom they study. Occasionally evidence survives of pupils' voices of long ago. But often the historian must rely heavily on autobiographical reminiscences recorded decades later...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 July 2001
...Dave D. Davis Throughout the twentieth century, anthropologists and historians have regarded the Houma Indians of southern Louisiana as the descendants of the Houma Indians encountered along the Mississippi River by French explorers and settlers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Oral...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 95–119.
Published: 01 January 2006
... contest with the “Abyssinians.” In the 1960s and 1970s revisionist historians challenged this interpretation, arguing that the Turkana, in order to defeat their African neighbors, adopted new leaders and military techniques in the 1880s that introduced into Turkana society a new and aggressive militarism...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (2): 249–269.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Nathan Ince Abstract John Norton (fl. 1770–1823) has long fascinated historians. After having been taken in by the prominent Mohawk leader Thayendanegea Joseph Brant as a young man, Norton claimed to imperial outsiders that he occupied a position of great influence among the Haudenosaunee. Norton...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (2): 213–227.
Published: 01 April 2011
...-observer. Alternatively, fieldwork in contemporary societies may be contextualized in local history using the methods and sources of the traditional historian. Anthropologists characteristically rely heavily on oral history, narrative, and life history to supplement written documentary records...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (2): 227–268.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Maya during colonial times. They provide detailed, sometimes daily, records of the impact of famines caused by multiyear droughts, hurricanes, and plagues of locusts on the agrarian population of the peninsula, which supplement the brief, impressionistic accounts of historians. American Society...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (4): 651–667.
Published: 01 October 2009
... in the Quaker colony, counters that standard narrative, despite the best efforts of regional and state historians to offer Hannah Freeman as an artifact of Penn's benevolent conquest. This essay examines that process of commemoration relative to Freeman's life in southeastern Pennsylvania. Copyright 2009...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 117–133.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Galen Brokaw Indigenous American societies pose serious problems for traditional theories of orality, literacy, and writing. This article attempts to deconstruct the orality-literacy dichotomy that has traditionally informed anthropological thought (whether it be of anthropologists, historians...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 679–708.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Claudio Saunt In November 1775, Kumeyaay Indians attacked and destroyed Mission San Diego, at the foot of Alta California. In the wake of that event, Spanish officials interrogated and tortured Indians to gather intelligence. While historians have recounted the uprising's origins and aftermath...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (3): 567–607.
Published: 01 July 2004
..., and definition of historic Métis in Ontario has remained the purview of applied historians and expert witnesses. This article brings such questions into the academic arena by identifying sources and methods for documenting historic Métis during the fur trade period in Ontario. It also presents an ethno...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (4): 657–687.
Published: 01 October 2006
... at an unjust confinement by allies was not adequately understood by British officials, European contemporaries, or subsequent historians of either the war or the Shawnee. American Society for Ethnohistory 2006 Shawnee Origins of Their Seven Years’ War Ian Steele, University of Western Ontario...
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Ethnohistory (2003) 50 (4): 611–642.
Published: 01 October 2003
... by Yucatec historians but that have been a favored topic of U.S.-based cultural anthropologists seeking idealized Maya culture,this essay raises new research questions for which yet another rapprochement is necessary in Yucatec studies between the fields of history and cultural ethnography. American...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 95–116.
Published: 01 January 2019
... northern peoples known as Chichimecs. Historians have cast them as eager volunteers and interpreted the campaign as another example of Tlaxcala’s distinguished colonial service. However, records written by Tlaxcalans in their own language (Nahuatl) reveal that the mission met a furious resistance...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Kelly S. McDonough Abstract This essay applies the analytic category of technologies proposed by historian Marcy Norton as complex systems of knowledges, practices, and products generated in specific social contexts to a study of the sixteenth-century bureaucratic surveys known as the Relaciones...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (1): 113–141.
Published: 01 January 2011
... has embraced his mixed-race heritage, connected with the Seminole maroon communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico, and become a creative and energetic tribal historian. American Society for Ethnohistory 2011 Mixed Race in the Seminole Nation Kevin Mulroy, University of California, Los...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (4): 707–727.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Ashley Riley Sousa Historians examining relations between Indian women and non-Indian men on the California frontier have focused on the gold rush era and later. These interactions were often violent and degrading to native women and a source of disease, despair, and population decline in Indian...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (4): 781–801.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Nicholas May The emergence of evangelical revivalist organizations in the late nineteenth century, such as the Church of England's Church Army—and the more widely known Salvation Army—is typically understood by historians to be intertwined with the development of the working class...