A Population History of the Huron-Petun, A.D. 500-1650

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Februar 2008



This is the first population history to trace a Native American group from their origins to their first European contact.


Part I. Native American Population History: Part II. The Wendat-Tionontate: 1. Names; 2. The people; 3. The land - Wendake; 4. Study area; 5. Settlement pattern; 6. Subsistence; 7. Life and death; 8. Sociopolitics, trade, and warfare; 9. Wendat-Tionontate history; Part III. Pre-Industrial Demography: 1. Theories of population change; 2. Culture history and population change; 3. Pre-industrial demography; Part IV. Archaeological Methods for Estimating Population Aize: 1. Middle-range theory in archaeology; 2. Carrying capacity; 3. Population density; 4. Historical census; 5. Artifacts and food remains; 6. Burials; 7. Settlement remains; Part V. Estimating Wendat-Tionontate Population: 1. Seventeenth-century observations; 2. Iroquoian population research; 3. Estimating Wendat-Tionontate population change from archaeological data; 4. Site data; 5. Identification of village sites; 6. Representativeness of site sample; 7. Site dating; 8. Ontario Iroquoian chronology; 9. Site periodization; 10. Site duration; 11. Village size data; 12. Hearth counts; 13. Site growth and contemporaneity; 14. Relative Wendat-Tionontate population estimates; 15. Absolute Wendat-Tionontate population estimates; Part VI. Pre-Contact Population of the Wendat-Tionontate: 1. Wendat origins; 2. Middle woodland baseline; 3. Adoption of maize agriculture; 4. Early Iroquoian population growth; 5. Uren colonization; 6. Middleport population explosion; 7. Late pre-contact population nucleation and sociopolitical change; Part VII. Wendat-Tionontate Depopulation: 1. Sixteenth-century Wendat-Tionontate population; 2. Seventeenth-century Wendat-Tionontate population; Conclusions.


Gary Warrick holds a B.A. in Anthropology from McMaster University, an M.A. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from McGill University. From 1989 to 1999 he worked for the Ministry of Transportation for the province of Ontario and was a lecturer at the University of Toronto at Mississauga from 1997 to 1999. Currently, Warrick is Associate Professor at the Brantford Campus of Wilfred Laurier University. He has been published in various journals, including Ontario Archaeology, the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, Current Anthropology, World Archaeology, and Journal of World Prehistory. He was also featured in The Ethics of Archaeology (Cambridge University Press, 2006).


"Gary Warrick's population history of the Wendat-Tiononatate (Huron-Petun) is a must read for all scholars of Native American demographic history. His historiographic analysis of population numbers combined with a critical archaeological assessment of prehistoric population estimates make for a compelling argument that, although devastating, infectious diseases were a late introduction to the region. Disease outbreaks postdated indirect contact by nearly 100 years and direct contact by at least 20 years." -Anne F. Ramenofsky, University of New Mexico "The rare peculiarities of Northern Iroquoian archaeology make the study of population history possible even in the absence of documentary sources. Gary Warrick's landmark study of the Huron-Petun is in the grand tradition of Canadian scholarship founded by Bruce G. Trigger, a foundation upon which much future scholarship will certainly be based. While future research will no doubt lead to revisions here than there, as a whole this book is certain to be an enduring classic." -Dean R. Snow, Penn State University "Garry Warrick's idea of 'community-based archaeology', as evinced in this beautiful book he has given us, offers living people of all traditions a simple way for understanding how other fellow-humans have gone about living. Since Life works in cycles, the wisdom of the Huron-Petun can guide and inspire us all in times to come. As a Huron-Wyandot, I feel that Gary Warrick's respectful, vibrant, future-oriented gaze on my people's tragic history can help my people and other Indigenous peoples come to terms with the grief we have had." -Georges Sioui, University of Ottawa "In this major study, Warrick (anthropology, Wilfrd Laurier U., Brantford, Ontario, Canada) offers a detailed history of the Wendat- Tionontat<'e> people of what is now Ontario, Canada. Using a wide range of sources, Warrick reconstructs the population size of the Wendat-Tionantat<'e> over a lengthy period, with detailed discussion of the shifts in family size, in part through the development of maize agriculture. The process of determining population size and change from archaeology, and the theory of population change are discussed at length. A history of Native American population, depopulation, and Iroquoian archaeology are also provided. This is a substantial revision of Warrick's Ph.D. dissertation with the celebrated late archaeologist Bruce Trigger, at McGill U., Canada, and will be of interest to archaeologists, historians, and students of Native American history and culture." -Book News Inc "In this major study, Warrick offers a detailed history of the Wendat- Tionontate people of what is now Ontario, Canada." -Reference & Research Book News "Overall, Warrick has written a well-researched and cogently argued book." -Roger M. Carpenter, Canadian Journal of History "Warrick previously studied under the late Bruce Trigger while a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University; this definitive study now makes him Trigger's heir apparent as principal scholar in the realm of Huron-Petun studies." -Timothy D. Willig, The Historian
EAN: 9780521440301
ISBN: 0521440300
Untertitel: 'Studies in North American Indi'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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