For thousands of years two distinct cultures evolved unaware of one another‚Äôs existence. Separated by what one culture called The Great Sea and known to the other as the Atlantic Ocean, the course of each culture‚Äôs future changed irreversibly four hundred years ago. In 1620 the Mayflower delivered 102 refugees and fortune seekers from England to Cape Cod, where these two cultures first encountered one another. The English sought religious freedom and fresh financial opportunities. The Natives were recovering from the Great Dying of the past several years that left over two-thirds of their people in graves. How would they react to one another? How might their experience shape modern cross-cultural encounters?
Real People¬† ‚ÄĘ¬† Real Events¬† ‚ÄĘ¬† Plausible Conversations
“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Kathryn Haueisen. It has been the beginning of healing for our people. We are honored in how she has reached out to the Pokanoket people and respected our history as she has written this book.”
‚ÄĒwritten by descendants of Massasoit Ousa Mequin
“In¬†Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures, Kathy Haueisen¬†gives the reader a¬†sweeping¬†panorama¬†of the¬†people¬†of the Separatist Movement¬†of the Church of England¬†that led to¬†the founding of the¬†Plymouth¬†Colony.¬† A descendant of those¬†pioneers¬†of religious freedom, Haueisen¬†narrates¬†a¬†historical¬†saga¬†that captures the heart, mind and faith¬†of¬†two peoples, the¬†Indigenous Pokanoket and the English settlers,¬†and their¬†struggle to understand¬†each other in a way that leads to mutual¬†respect,¬†friendship¬†and peaceful cooperation.¬†It is a¬†must read for¬†intercultural and interfaith¬†understanding¬†in the¬†current¬†age of religious and cultural pluralism.¬†¬†The reader¬†will be caught up¬†in the¬†historical journey of William and Mary Brewster and the other settlers and their encounters¬†with the¬†Pokanoket nation that led to peaceful co-existence for several generations.”
‚ÄĒThe Rev. Dr. Jay Alan√≠s, Executive Director of the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest.
About the Author
KATHRYN BREWSTER HAUEISEN‚ÄôS interest in the Mayflower started when her mother researched the family‚Äôs connection to the Brewster passengers. Her curiosity expanded when her daughter married into a family with Native American DNA. Using her skills as a trained journalist and a Lutheran theologian, she retells this famous story from the perspective of both the English religious refugees and the Natives who discovered them establishing a new community in Cape Cod. Her research included interviews with Native leaders and editors, as well as on-site research in England and Holland.
Author URL: https://howwisethen.com
by¬†Kathryn Brewster Haueisen
Historical Fiction / Colonial America / General Religions
384 pages ¬†| ¬†6 x 9
Pub Date: October 12, 2020
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