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Indians and English Facing Off in Early America By Karen Ordahl Kupperman Ithaca Cornell University Press 2000 In Indians and English Karen Ordahl Kupperman contends that When the class was first prompted to read and then analyze Karen Ordahl Kuppermans latest book Indians and English a wave of apprehension rushed over my mind A 300 page book about the historical accounts of our European ancestors and Native American Indians is not my idea of a good time I was taken by great surprise immediately after I opened the book and delved into the web of stories which Kupperman had so creatively constructed I went deeper and deeper into each account and soon found myself not wanting to put the book down I was amazed at the content of the piece and began to realize my first assumption was entirely wrong After completion I was brought back to my original state of mind knowing full well what I was about to do At this point in time I will go on to write a review of Kuppermans latest masterpiece There are many paths I can take at this time to accomplish my goal In my opinion the best way to construct such a review is to break down and translate the main ideas of the book and how they relate to each other Indians and English in a brief summary closely looks at the relationships between the first English settlers and the Algonquin- speaking Indians they encountered while seeking pilgrimage in present day America While a large emphasis is put on the English perspective Kupperman examines the emotions felt by both the colonists and the Natives all the while focusing on how they relate to the English culture She then goes on to describe how the English responded to the new people they had come upon This response was one of mixed emotions While the English were fascinated and perhaps
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