The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan

The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan

Leadership and Literature in Eighteenth-century Native America

eBook - 2006
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Oxford University Press
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 Presenting previously unpublished and newly recovered writings, this collection more than doubles available Native American writing from before 1800.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780195346886
0195346882
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvii, 445 pages)
Additional Contributors: Brooks, Joanna 1971-

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