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The Resource Swindler sachem : the American Indian who sold his birthright, dropped out of Harvard, and conned the king of England, Jenny Hale Pulsipher

Swindler sachem : the American Indian who sold his birthright, dropped out of Harvard, and conned the king of England, Jenny Hale Pulsipher

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Swindler sachem : the American Indian who sold his birthright, dropped out of Harvard, and conned the king of England
Title
Swindler sachem
Title remainder
the American Indian who sold his birthright, dropped out of Harvard, and conned the king of England
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Hale Pulsipher
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Wompas was, by the account of his kin, no sachem, although he claimed that status to achieve his economic and political ends. His efforts, including visiting and securing the assistance of King Charles II, were instrumental in preserving his homeland when he went before the Crown and used the knowledge acquired in his English education to defend the land and rights of his fellow Nipmucs. Jenny Hale Pulsipher's biography offers a window onto seventeenth-century New England and the Atlantic world from the unusual perspective of an American Indian who, though he may not have been what he claimed, was certainly out of the ordinary. Drawing on documentary and anthropological sources as well as consultation with Native people, Pulsipher shows how Wompas turned the opportunities and hardships of economic, cultural, religious, and political forces in the emerging English empire to the benefit of himself and his kin."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Pulsipher, Jenny Hale,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wompas, John
  • New England
  • Nipmuc Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Nipmuc Indians
  • New England
Label
Swindler sachem : the American Indian who sold his birthright, dropped out of Harvard, and conned the king of England, Jenny Hale Pulsipher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1005105845
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780300214932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005105845
Label
Swindler sachem : the American Indian who sold his birthright, dropped out of Harvard, and conned the king of England, Jenny Hale Pulsipher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1005105845
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780300214932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005105845

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