Colonial use of indigenous placenames as memory

"Local historians regularly included an Indian presence woven into the landscape, especially in the form of retained Indian place-names and in an interest in Indian relics and remains... yet selective retention of Indian place-names also highlighted the unique Americanness of New English Places, and some authors lamented the relative paucity of Indian names that had been retained."

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Colonial use of indigenous placenames as memory

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Jean O'Brien

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O’Brien, Jean M.
2010 Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.

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University of Minnesota Press

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2010

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"Local historians regularly included an Indian presence woven into the landscape, especially in the form of retained Indian place-names and in an interest in Indian relics and remains... yet selective retention of Indian place-names also highlighted the unique Americanness of New English Places, and some authors lamented the relative paucity of Indian names that had been retained."

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Jean O'Brien, “Colonial use of indigenous placenames as memory,” Pocumtuck Heritage Portal, accessed December 11, 2018, http://omeka.pocumtuckheritage.org/items/show/22.