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Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail

Matthew R. Bahar


From the pre-Contact period through the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763, the Wabanaki Indians of northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes confronted European colonialism by assimilating sailing technology and undertaking an extractive political project. Their campaign of sea and shore united their communities into a confederacy, alienated colonial neighbors, and stymied English and French imperialism. Afloat, Indian marine warriors commanded sailing ships and coordinated a barrage of punitive and plundering raids on the English fisheries of the northwest Atlantic. Ashore, Indian dip ... More

Keywords: Wabanaki, Atlantic world, pirate, Age of Sail, Acadia, Massachusetts, Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaq, Abenaki, Maine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190874247
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190874247.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew R. Bahar, author
Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College