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Early Encounters encompasses a number of nineteen essays from the papers of well-liked New England historian, antiquarian, and genealogist Warren Sears Nickerson (1880-1966). This large 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 at the present time 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. every one of Nickerson’s works integrated during this conscientiously edited quantity is positioned in its context through Delores poultry chippie; she offers the reader with a wealth of priceless historical past information regarding each one essay’s beginning, in addition to Nickerson’s purposes for project the study. fabric is prepared thematically: the coming of the Mayflower; conflicts among Europeans and local american citizens; and different subject matters concerning the background and legends of early eu cost on Cape Cod. Early Encounters is a thoughtfully researched, readable publication that provides a wealthy and sundry account of existence in colonial New England.

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Elizabeth Vickery was one of the people caught in the middle during a French raid on a Cape Cod trading sloop on which she was traveling to Boston to buy her wedding attire. 53 This transatlantic war ended in 1713 with the Peace of Utrecht. It is difficult to say who won. It is probably better to describe it as a stalemate. A Bourbon was placed on the throne of Spain, but the French were forced to make concessions in the colonies. "54 The French were also forced to recognize English authority over the Iroquois.

In order to turn a profit, the fur trade had to succeed. The cooperation of several native peoples was Introduction 39 required to make the fur trade succeed since some of the groups acted as middlemen in the fur trade. Therefore, the French made an effort to adapt to the Native American way of life rather than trying to change them. ) Also, colonization required the acquisition of land, whereas the fur trade did not. Native Americans quickly learned that the French were more interested in trading whereas the English were more interested in taking their land.

17 Introduction "They were a tough bunch," W. Sears Nickerson said with a faint smile. " We did. We saw a tall man with gray hair and searching eyes that seem to scan all horizons. His slender figure and erect carriage make it hard to believe he's 77. And for a brief moment, we saw a Pilgrim standing barefoot on the Mayflower's deck dad only in a short sleeved shirt and walking shorts, which were Nickerson's attire during the interview. It may seem astonishing that a descendant of passengers on the Mayflower would seek to become a member of an Indian tribe.

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