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- DescriptionAlthough historians predicted the demise of the Pebscot Indians early in the nineteenth century, the tribe is thriving at the opening of the twenty-first century. Having by the early 1800s been rendered all but invisible to the dominant culture, the Pebscots, by selectively adapting to changing circumstances, won back land and visibility. The Dance of Resistance demonstrates how an examination of the history of one Indian nation provides a window on the complex interaction of cultural systems in America. MacDougall demonstrates that Pebscot legend, linguistics, dance, and oral tradition became foundations of resistance against assimilation into the dominant culture. She thoughtfully and accessibly reconstructs from published, archival, and oral sources the tribe's metaphorical and triumphant Dance of Resistance - founded on spiritual power, reverence for homeland, and commitment to self-determination - from colonial times to the present. Today the Pebscots run small industries, manage their natural resources, and provide health services, K through 8 education, and social services to the poor and elderly of their community.
- Author BiographyPauleena MacDougall, Associate Director of the Maine Folklife Center (MFC), received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Maine in 1995. She has worked for MFC since 1989 and is also faculty associate in Anthropology at the University of Maine. MacDougall is editor of Northeast Folklore and is currently writing a biography of Maine folklorist and historian Fannie Hardy Eckstrom.
- Author(s)Pauleena M. MacDougall
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication01/04/2004
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleRevisiting New England S.
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of New Hampshire Press
- Content Note14 b+w
- Weight390 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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