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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Surprising as it may be, this is the first atlas of Great Lakes Indian history. Originally, Helen Hornbeck Tanner was involved in a research assignment which caused her to collect information on Great Lakes Indians at the time of the Revolution. After finding that maps of the Great Lakes Region were erroneous or deceptive, and that Ohio maps were marked with "little known area" or "insufficient information," she carefully developed this atlas. A bibliographic essay at the end of the atlas describes the enormous research that went into mapping these ethnic groups' histories. A noteworthy variety of sources were analyzed: obvious ones such as old maps, surveyors' notes, missionary observations, journals and Indian agency documents, and ones which come less readily to mind such as captivity notes, literary works, paintings and photographs.
Copyright, ©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1988