English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

1941

Abstract

The inhabitants of the newly discovered North American continent were of great interest to contemporary Europeans. What manner of creatures lived in this new land? Were they monsters? Were they men? A few Indians were brought back to Europe by Columbus, by Cartier, and by Smith, but these were seen by a limited number of the populace. The widespread impressions of the natives came, therefore, from the early writings, the chronicles, the reports, and the letters of the explorers and the first settlers. It is from these sources that the picture of the North American Indian was created for the Europeans.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

T.M. Pearce

Second Committee Member

Dane Smith

Third Committee Member

Dudley Whynn

Fourth Committee Member

Frank D. Reeve

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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