"Now ... Didn't Our People Laugh?" Female Misbehavior and Algonquian Culture in Mary Rowlandson's Captivity and Restauration

Argues that a closer look at humour, in the work of Rowlandson, provides readers with a greater understanding of the Algonquian side of early cross-cultural relations and reveals the ways in which cultural discomfort and disharmony are not rare, but rather integral concepts for early American identity.
Laura Arnold
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American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 21, no. 4, 1997, pp. 1-28
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