Dawnland Encounters

Indians and Europeans in Northern New England

Edited by Colin G. Calloway

Colin G. Calloway collects, for the first time, documents describing the full range of encounters of Indians and Europeans in northern New England during the Colonial era. His comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the subject of Indian and European interaction in northern New England covers early encounters, missionary efforts, diplomacy, war, commerce, and cultural interchange and features a wide range of primary sources, including narratives, letters, account books, treaties, and council proceedings. Together with period illustrations, the documents testify to the richness and variety of the inter-ethnic relations in northern New England. They also show that while conflict certainly occurred, the encounters were also marked by cooperation and accommodation.

E-book: $19.99
ISBN-13: 9781611681727
Pages: 311 | Size: 6 in. x 8 in.
Date Published: January 1, 1991


  • The important areas of association are . . . presented without condemning or glorifying either Native Americans or settlers. Calloway’s documents represent a picture of human beings in a complex environment of cultural interchange, interchange marked by conflict and competition, but also by cooperation, mutual respect, and accommodation.


About the Author

Colin G. Calloway

Colin B. Bailey is Director of The Morgan Library & Museum. Previously, he served as the Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, overseeing the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park.

Prior to his arrival in California, Bailey served as Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection in New York. He had been Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Canada, Senior Curator at the Kimbell Art …

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