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Cannibal Encounters

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Cannibal Encounters

Europeans and Island Caribs, 1492–1763

Winner of the French Colonial Historical Society's Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize

Philip Boucher analyzes the images—and the realities—of European relations with the people known as Island Caribs during the first three centuries after Columbus. Based on literary sources, travelers' observations, and missionary accounts, as well as on French and English colonial archives and administrative correspondence, Cannibal Encounters offers a vivid portrait of a troubled chapter in the history of European-Amerindian relations.