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European metals in native hands [electronic resource] : rethinking the dynamics of technological change, 1640-1683 / Kathleen L. Ehrhardt.

By: Ehrhardt, Kathleen L, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 253 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780817380861 (electronic bk.); 0817380868 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Illinois Indians -- First contact with Europeans | Illinois Indians -- Industries | Illinois Indians -- Commerce | Imports -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 17th century | Exports -- Europe -- History -- 17th century | Indian copperwork -- Mississippi River Valley | Copper implements -- Europe -- History | Technological innovations -- Mississippi River Valley | Mississippi River Valley -- History -- To 1803 | Copper implements | Exports | Illinois Indians | Imports | Indian copperwork | Technological innovations | Illinois (Indiens) -- Premiers contacts avec les Europ�eens | Illinois (Indiens) -- Industrie | Illinois (Indiens) -- Commerce | Importations -- Mississippi, Vall�ee du -- Histoire -- 17e si�ecle | Exportations -- Europe -- Histoire -- 17e si�ecle | Dinanderie indienne d'Am�erique -- Mississippi, Vall�ee du | Outils en cuivre -- Europe -- Histoire | Innovations -- Mississippi, Vall�ee du | Mississippi, Vall�ee du -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 1803 | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades | Technischer Fortschritt | Kulturkontakt | Werkzeug | Kupfer | Illinois <Volk> | Indianer | EuropaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: European metals in native hands.DDC classification: 673/.3/08997515 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Native technologies, European contact, and the processes and meanings of material change -- Setting aside the "standard view" : revealing "style" and change in technological systems -- Recovering Illinois copper-base metalworking style : the analytical program -- Indigenous copper working in the midcontinent : situating Illinois copper-base metal use in late protohistory -- Lost sheep-- in the jaws of the wolf : the mid-seventeenth-century Illinois in ethnohistorical and archaeological perspective -- From kettle sheet to ornament : artifact forms, production, and use -- Finding "style" beneath the surface : artifact composition and manufacturing history -- Illinois metalworking style in contexts of social action and technological change.
Summary: Kathleen Ehrhardt's research addresses the early technological responses of the Late Protohistoric Illinois Indians, to European-introduced metal objects. In revealing actual Native practice, from material selection and procurement to ultimate discard, the author challenges technocentric explanations for Native material and cultural change.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-234) and index.

Native technologies, European contact, and the processes and meanings of material change -- Setting aside the "standard view" : revealing "style" and change in technological systems -- Recovering Illinois copper-base metalworking style : the analytical program -- Indigenous copper working in the midcontinent : situating Illinois copper-base metal use in late protohistory -- Lost sheep-- in the jaws of the wolf : the mid-seventeenth-century Illinois in ethnohistorical and archaeological perspective -- From kettle sheet to ornament : artifact forms, production, and use -- Finding "style" beneath the surface : artifact composition and manufacturing history -- Illinois metalworking style in contexts of social action and technological change.

Kathleen Ehrhardt's research addresses the early technological responses of the Late Protohistoric Illinois Indians, to European-introduced metal objects. In revealing actual Native practice, from material selection and procurement to ultimate discard, the author challenges technocentric explanations for Native material and cultural change.

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European metals in native hands by Ehrhardt, Kathleen L., ©2005
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