In lesser hands, interpreting the dreams of Puritans and eastern Algonquian
people might degenerate into fiction.
The political relations amongst Virginia Algonquians
located in different geographies also support the idea of disunity in the immediate precontact period.
and Iroquoian peoples, and Inuit, also helped the early Europeans survive.
Perhaps this is a point of which Hariot was uneasily aware when he wrote his reports about the Algonquians
Brightman, Conservation and Resource Depletion: The Case of the Boreal Forest Algonquians
, in The Question of the Common, supra note 15, at 121, 129 (finding that technology "significantly lowered costs of pursuit and capture and increased rates of capture" of game in one Native American tribe).
The second details the sophisticated culture of contact-era Algonquians
in coastal North Carolina and Virginia and their early interactions with the English.
Many were Virginia Algonquians
, Mohawks, Cherokees, and Creeks, whose trips were sponsored by colonial corporations or governments.
The book opens with Arthur Barlowe's account of the sharing of food at Roanoke in 1584 between the English and Algonquians
, which is read as a successful political negotiation.
Where the Algonquians
of White's tale dealt with imperial power on the basis of trade, the Six Nations faced a burgeoning American population and an army Of speculators committed to taking their land.
called the Iroquois the Nation of Snakes.