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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


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Roger Williams,
A Key Into the Language of America.

London: Gregory Dexter, 1643.

Williams's text, which presents itself as an introduction to the Narragansett language, also presents an overview of the customs of Native New England in uncommonly sympathetic terms. Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, maintained a reputation for just land dealings and good relations with the Narragansetts prior to King Philip's War (1675-6).

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