Contact, Exchange, and Identity Revisited: A Closer Look at Michigan's Garden Peninsula Archipelago
Author(s): Elspeth Geiger
There has been a growing recognition within studies from across the US that the dynamics of contact-period interactions are not a homogenous process. Instead, the diversity inherent in these interactions points to the need for further research on local manifestations of these European and Native contact situations.
In this paper, I analyze material recovered from the Summer Island Site off the coast of Garden Peninsula in MI. The Anishinaabeg communities within Northern Michigan were connected through complex kin networks and trade relationships that allowed clans to take advantage of new trading opportunities. The goal of this paper is to discuss archaeological implications of ethnic and social boundaries at the periphery of the Straits of Mackinac.
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Contact, Exchange, and Identity Revisited: A Closer Look at Michigan's Garden Peninsula Archipelago. Elspeth Geiger. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443023)
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min long: -103.975; min lat: 36.598 ; max long: -80.42; max lat: 48.922 ;
Abstract Id(s): 22640