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By Walter H. Conser Jr.

ISBN-10: 0813124050

ISBN-13: 9780813124056

While spiritual range is frequently thought of a up to date phenomenon in the United States, the Cape worry zone of southeastern North Carolina has been a various group because the zone was once first settled. Early on, the zone and the port urban of Wilmington have been extra city than the remainder of the country and therefore supplied individuals with possibilities seldom present in different components of North Carolina. This quarter drew citizens from many ethnic backgrounds, and the boys and girls who settled there grew to become an essential component of the region's tradition. Set opposed to the backdrop of nationwide and southern spiritual event, A Coat of many colours examines problems with spiritual variety and local identification within the Cape worry quarter. writer Walter H. Conser Jr. attracts on a vast diversity of resources, together with congregational files, sermon texts, liturgy, newspaper money owed, kinfolk memoirs, and technological advancements to discover the evolution of spiritual existence during this sector. starting with the tale of prehistoric local american citizens and carrying on with via an exam of existence on the finish of 20th century, Conser tracks the advance of some of the religions, denominations, and ethnic teams that decision the Cape worry quarter domestic. From early local American traditions to the institution of the 1st church buildings, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, and temples, A Coat of many colours bargains a accomplished view of the non secular and ethnic variety that experience characterised Cape worry all through its background. throughout the lens of local heritage, Conser explores how this area's wealthy non secular and racial variety might be visible as a microcosm for the South, and he examines the ways that faith can impact such different features of existence as structure and race relations.

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Yet by the late seventeenth century, these patterns were disrupted, and conflict, disease, and disorder punctuated the lives of the natives of the Cape Fear. As previously noted, in 1663 a group of New Englanders established a settlement in the Cape Fear region. Although the Puritans did not tarry very long, in a relatively short time, the tread of native moccasins gave way once and for all to the tramp of English boots. In his 1662 and 1663 voyages, William Hilton encountered Indians in the Cape Fear area.

But when did permanent settlements emerge on the coast? There is no clear answer for its southern portion. Ethnohistorical sources indicate that by the time of European contact, Algonquian peoples in the northern coastal area had inhabited year-round settlements for some time. Nor is it hard to imagine that by the Late Woodland period, bands along the southern coast also began to take advantage of the available terrestrial, estuarine, and marine resources and establish permanent settlements, for the southern coast, too, provided food throughout the seasons.

Thus, in the remains found in the McLean Mound, the teeth of a bear and the mandible of a dog may well have been part of a shaman’s ritual kit. Such items have been associated with shamanistic practices in other times and places and may indicate the same here. 43 Rituals of communion revolved around the smoking of the pipe. The ritual use of pipes is a familiar characteristic of the lifeways of Native Americans. Fragments of pipes and whole specimens have been found in a number of archaeological digs in North Carolina, including the Cedar Island, Stoney Brook, and McLean Mound sites in the Cape Fear region.

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