Les Sauvages Américains

Les Sauvages Américains

Representations of Native Americans in French and English Colonial Literature

eBook - 1997
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Algonquin and Iroquois natives of the American Northeast were described in great detail by colonial explorers who ventured into the region in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Beginning with the writings of John Smith and Samuel de Champlain, Gordon Sayre analyzes French and English accounts of Native Americans to reveal the rhetorical codes by which their cultures were represented and the influence that these images of Indians had on colonial and modern American society. By emphasizing the work of Pierre Francois-Xavier Charlevoix, Joseph-Francois Lafitau, and Baron de Lahontan, among others, Sayre highlights the important contribution that French explorers and ethnographers made to colonial literature.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780807864340
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 384 p.) : ill


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