Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781584653998 Published July 2005

Reclaiming the Ancestors

Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast

Frederick Matthew Wiseman

Reclaiming the Ancestors

Frederick Matthew Wiseman

Distributed for University Press of New England

312 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781584653998 Published July 2005
Reclaiming the Ancestors sets the record straight about the early history of the Wabanaki - the Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, and Mi’kmaq. Wiseman proposes a sovereigntist approach to understanding the current archaeological understanding of Abenaki prehistory. He begins with an overview of the conflicting views of First Nations and archaeologists regarding Indigenous history and how he developed his research design model. Over the next 10 chapters the book explores and discusses the periods of Wabanaki prehistory. The final chapter takes the history to the beginning of the early contact period. The author makes he point that documentation of Wabanaki territory is of vital importance in today’s political climate of Vermont. The Wabanaki face major obstacles as politicians utilize archaeological evidence against the Wabanaki’s push for self-governance and recognition. The book contains limited black and white photographs of artifacts because the author made a conscious choice to respect items that were from grave sites. A fascinating history that dispels many previously-held academic viewpoints of the Wabanaki First Nations.
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