Abstract/Details

Pestilences of New England's first wars: An investigation of colonial trauma during the Pequot and King Philip's wars

Bissonnette, Ashley A.. Salve Regina University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10245269.

Abstract (summary)

During the Contact Period (ca. 1600-1675 A.D.) southern New England Colonists and Native Americans underwent significant cultural changes associated with the introduction of European diseases, and the impacts of the Pequot (1636-1637) and King Philip’s Wars (1675-1677). These Colonial Period traumas impacted traditional modes of healing and with it the health and well-being of Indigenous and Colonial peoples alike. This dissertation focuses on changes in southern New England Colonial and Native American uses of traditional medicines, modes of healing, and dietary systems in the early Colonial Period, and how the breakdown in traditional modes of healing led to adverse health outcomes. Colonial Period trauma includes genocide, land deprivation, alteration of traditional subsistence patterns, slavery, and the loss of cultural identity through forced assimilation. The findings of this study reveal that repercussions of Colonial trauma effected both Colonial and Native populations resulting in adverse health status and disease that claimed more lives than those lost in battle. However in such adversity, advancements in medicine and New England’s first public health initiatives were made.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Cultural anthropology;
Health sciences;
History
Classification
0326: Cultural anthropology
0566: Health sciences
0578: History
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Health and environmental sciences; 17th century; Colonial trauma; Ethnomedicine; King philip's war; Native american studies; Pequot war
Title
Pestilences of New England's first wars: An investigation of colonial trauma during the Pequot and King Philip's wars
Author
Bissonnette, Ashley A.
Number of pages
374
Publication year
2016
Degree date
2016
School code
1211
Source
DAI-A 78/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781369428261
Advisor
Zuccarelli, Lisa
Committee member
Gallop, Peggy; McBride, Kevin; O'Callaghan, Sean
University/institution
Salve Regina University
Department
Humanities
University location
United States -- Rhode Island
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
10245269
ProQuest document ID
1862126579
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://search.proquest.com/docview/1862126579