For thousands of years two distinct cultures evolved unaware of one anotherâ€™s existence. Separated by what one culture called The Great Sea and known to the other as the Atlantic Ocean, the course of each cultureâ€™s 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?
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“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.”
â€”written by descendants of Massasoit Ousa Mequin
About the Author
KATHRYN BREWSTER HAUEISENâ€™S interest in the Mayflower started when her mother researched the familyâ€™s 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
byÂ Kathryn Brewster Haueisen
Historical Fiction / Colonial America / General Religions
384 pages Â | Â 6 x 9
Pub Date: October 12, 2020
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