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


ISBN: 9780521440301
Dewey: 973.0497555
LCC Number: E99.H9 P67 2008
Author: Gary Warrick
Pages: 296
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A Population History of the Huron-Petun| A.D. 500 1650| reconstructs the population history of the Wendat-Tionontate (Huron-Petun) people using archaeological| paleodemographic| historical| and epidemiological research. This book argues that the Wendat-Tionontate occupied southern Ontario for thousands of years and that maize agriculture was gradually adopted by groups who were not experiencing population pressure| but who were simply interested in supplementing their hunting| gathering| and fishing diet with a reliable food that could also be stored to avert winter famine deaths. The book demonstrates that gradual population growth followed the adoption of maize agriculture| but that rapid population growth did not occur until the fourteenth century| encouraged by the colonization of new lands. The book also documents and explains why epidemic diseases of European origin did not occur among the Wendat-Tionontate and other Native peoples of eastern North America until the 1630s.”

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Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6.1 × 0.9 in
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