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Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan : Leadership and Literature in Eighteenth-century Native America (Hardcover)

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This volume brings together for the first time the known writings of the pioneering Native American religious and political leader, intellectual, and author, Samson Occom (Mohegan; 1723-1792). The largest surviving archive of American Indian writing before Charles Eastman (Santee Sioux; 1858-1939), Occom's writings offer unparalleled views into a Native American intellectual and cultural universe in the era of colonialization and the early United States. His letters, sermons, journals, prose, petitions, and hymns--many of them never before published--document the emergence of pantribal political consciousness among the Native peoples of New England as well as Native efforts to adapt Christianity as a tool of decolonialization. Presenting previously unpublished and newly recovered writings, this collection more than doubles available Native American writing from before 1800.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195170832
SKU 203379090
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195170830
Release Date 5/14/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0445
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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