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Making a Garden out of the Wilderness

Contested ideas of landscape, dwelling and personhood in the encounter between European settlers and the Mi’kmaq in “New France”.
  • Laura Feldt
Publiceringsår: 2012
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 205-228
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Wilderness in Mythology and Religion: Approaching Religious Spatialities, Cosmologies, and Ideas of Wild Nature
Volym: Religion and Society Seeries vol. 55
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok
Förlag: Walter de Gruyter


By using examples of European meetings with indigenous Mi‟kmaq in the Atlantic provinces of Canada in the early 17th century, I will show how the concept of wilderness was employed as a key metaphor for establishing the moral right and duty of Europeans to colonize the land, reorganizing the nomadic hunters in settled communities and remaking the mobile nature of the “savage” in the image of a cultivated plant.



  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Wilderness
  • Mission
  • Nature
  • Culture
  • Ecology
  • Mi’kmaq
  • Canada


  • ISBN: 13: 978-1614512240

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