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Bears Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives in Native Eastern North America

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By: Heather A Lapham(Editor), Gregory A Waselkov(Editor)
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Although scholars have long recognized the mythic status of bears in Indigenous North American societies of the past, this is the first volume to synthesize the vast amount of archaeological and historical research on the topic. Bears charts the special relationship between the American black bear and humans in eastern Native American cultures across thousands of years.

These essays draw on zooarchaeological, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic evidence from nearly 300 archaeological sites from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico. Contributors explore the ways bears have been treated as something akin to another kind of human – in the words of anthropologist Irving Hallowell, "other than human persons" – in Algonquian, Cherokee, Iroquois, Meskwaki, Creek, and many other Native cultures. Case studies focus on bear imagery in Native art and artifacts; the religious and economic significance of bears and bear products such as meat, fat, oil, and pelts; bears in Native worldviews, kinship systems, and cosmologies; and the use of bears as commodities in transatlantic trade.

The case studies in Bears demonstrate that bears were not only a source of food, but were also religious, economic, and political icons within Indigenous cultures. This volume convincingly portrays the black bear as one of the most socially significant species in Native eastern North America.

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"This engaging survey draws upon archaeological, ecological, ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and artistic materials to offer a regional perspective on bears in the Eastern Woodlands. The volume is a timely synthesis rich in details about the multiple roles of bears as pests, pets, food, commodities, venerated icons, and mythical figures."
– Elizabeth J. Reitz, coauthor of Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community

"A critical work that explores the human-animal dynamic via the most iconic of other-than-human creatures, the bear. A must read for anyone interested in the Indigenous relationship with the natural world."
– Matthew Betts, author of Place-Making in the Pretty Harbour: The Archaeology of Port Joli, Nova Scotia

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