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From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650–1900 eds. by Thomas Peace and Kathryn Magee Labelle (review)

From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650–1900 eds. by Thomas Peace... Book Reviews { 625 From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650–1900 Edited by thomas peace and kathryn magee labelle Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016 241 pp. This edited collection of articles, dedicated to the history a -nd cul ture of the Wendat (or Wenda H ur t-on) people, is both novel and inno- vative in its methodology and scope. At the very least, this wor -k coun ters traditional, popula cur lt - ural narratives that evoke the declension—if not destruction of—the Huron people during the seventeenth century, from James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans (1826) to Bruce T- rig ger’s monumental study e Th Children of Aataentsic (1976). In contrast, the authors and Wendak H e-uron contributors like Janith English and Linda Sioui oer ff a more nuanced, complex account of how the Wenda H k ur e-on confronted and adapted to European colonialism over multiple eras and landscapes. In each chapter, the authors articulate overarching themes of “migration, resilience, and survival in the face of separation [as] important components to understanding Wendat history” (5). Even more co -mpel ling is how the Wendat homeland—Wendake Ehen—expanded beyond the limits of the lower Great Lakes and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650–1900 eds. by Thomas Peace and Kathryn Magee Labelle (review)

Early American Literature , Volume 53 (2) – Jun 14, 2018

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University of North Carolina Press
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Book Reviews { 625 From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650–1900 Edited by thomas peace and kathryn magee labelle Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016 241 pp. This edited collection of articles, dedicated to the history a -nd cul ture of the Wendat (or Wenda H ur t-on) people, is both novel and inno- vative in its methodology and scope. At the very least, this wor -k coun ters traditional, popula cur lt - ural narratives that evoke the declension—if not destruction of—the Huron people during the seventeenth century, from James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans (1826) to Bruce T- rig ger’s monumental study e Th Children of Aataentsic (1976). In contrast, the authors and Wendak H e-uron contributors like Janith English and Linda Sioui oer ff a more nuanced, complex account of how the Wenda H k ur e-on confronted and adapted to European colonialism over multiple eras and landscapes. In each chapter, the authors articulate overarching themes of “migration, resilience, and survival in the face of separation [as] important components to understanding Wendat history” (5). Even more co -mpel ling is how the Wendat homeland—Wendake Ehen—expanded beyond the limits of the lower Great Lakes and

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Early American LiteratureUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 14, 2018

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