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
Title variation
Documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history
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Editor
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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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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SH383.2
LC item number
.L595 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shoemaker, Nancy
Series statement
Native Americans of the Northeast
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  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Indianer
  • Walfang
  • New England
  • Neuengland
Label
Living with whales : documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history, edited by Nancy Shoemaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781625340818
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013047802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864676793
  • (OCoLC)ocn864676793
Label
Living with whales : documents and oral histories of Native New England whaling history, edited by Nancy Shoemaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781625340818
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013047802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864676793
  • (OCoLC)ocn864676793

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