Ghost Brothers: Adoption of a French Tribe by Bereaved Native America: A Transdisciplinary Longitudinal Multilevel by Rony BlumGhost Brothers: Adoption of a French Tribe by Bereaved Native America: A Transdisciplinary Longitudinal Multilevel by Rony Blum

Ghost Brothers: Adoption of a French Tribe by Bereaved Native America: A Transdisciplinary…

byRony Blum

Hardcover | May 12, 2005

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While Spanish conquistadores in the Americas seemed bent on plunder and the British on land appropriation, the French became swept up in a complex web of Native alliances. In an unprecedented study, Rony Blum explores how "phantom-mediated" interpretations of the past and present were key to the uniquely successful relationship that developed between the French and Natives. Devastating losses caused by diseases such as smallpox led to an epidemic of bereavement among the Natives. This loss resonated with the French, who had dealt with smaller epidemics in France and were also mourning their absent communities through a nostalgia for home. Blum traces how "ghosts" provided transgenerational and transcultural links that guided understanding rather than encouraging violence. Ghost Brothers insightfully examines the process of this colonial interdependent alliance between Native and European worlds.
Rony Blum is Richard B. Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University.
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Title:Ghost Brothers: Adoption of a French Tribe by Bereaved Native America: A Transdisciplinary…Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.32 inPublished:May 12, 2005Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773528288

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