CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas
Rosenbach Museum & Library
| Roger Williams,|
A Key Into the Language of America.
London: Gregory Dexter, 1643.
|If Williams's brief dialogues and poems do provide some insight into Narragansett culture, they also present an image of natives idealized for English readers - a kind of noble savage whose traits and words reveal flaws and insincerities of European Christians, and Massachusetts Puritans in particular.|
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Print and Native Cultures
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