Please join us for the next Kentucky Early American Studies Seminar on November 4th, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Kentucky Historical Society.
’Wholly Subjected’?: Anglo-Indian Interaction in Colonial Virginia, 1646-1718
Kristalyn M. Shefveland,
University of Southern Indiana
Shefveland contends that Native interaction with Europeans fundamentally shaped the social, economic, political, and diplomatic landscape of Virginia. While the traditional narrative focuses on the early contact period from 1607 to 1622 and then the events of 1676, I argue that between 1646 and 1718, everyday negotiation between Native Americans and English settlers shaped Virginia history in a variety of ways. By examining Anglo-Indian exchange and engagement, that is, the way in which colonists and Indians acted together and against one another shaped the contours of Virginia. Indeed through a close analysis of the existing sources, one can see that rather than the accepted declension model of Anglo-Indian interaction in the second half of the seventeenth century, Native Americans in Virginia persisted and played an important role in the colony after 1646. Anglo-Indian interaction played a central role in the larger narrative of the colonial plantation South and of the Indian experience.
Papers are pre-circulated electronically through the KEAS website: http://louisville.edu/history/kentucky-early-american-studies-seminar.html
The KEAS meets at the Kentucky Historical Society, located at 100 W. Broadway, in Frankfort, KY. http://history.ky.gov/index.php
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)