Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

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This release of Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.

Early Encounters in North America uses PhiloLogic software, developed at the University of Chicago, to enable in-depth browsing and searching of the bibliographic, image and full-text elements within the database.

This database was purchased by the University of Minnesota Libraries in fall 2007.

http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/eena

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