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Early Encounters in North America

Early Encounters in North America

Description:
Early Encounters in North America documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection presents the perspectives of traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, officials, and others. It includes works by American Indians, Canadian First Peoples, and many European groups, capturing first impressions, hundreds of years of observations of flora and fauna, descriptions of encounters with indigenous peoples, and new language elements as they evolved. The collection includes nearly 1,000 prints, drawings, paintings, maps, bibliographies, letters, photographs, and original facsimile pages.

Content Types:
Images
Personal Narratives

Dates of Coverage:
1534-1850

Resource Type:
Digital Collection (Text)

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