Insatiable Hunger 'Contact' stories in Context
The objective of this book, under the working title Insatiable Hunger, is to explore how the European Wars of Religion between the 16th and 18th centuries and Christian hierarchical development have guided colonisation and impacted Indigenous societies here. It touches on French Canada, the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Anishinaabe nations, English/British colonisation and the Dutch influence. The book addresses why Europeans came here in the first place, what coloured their perspectives, some of what they did not understand when they got here and what we still miss.
The story is many narratives that are woven together through time, alternating between the desperate state of parts of Europe during the Wars of Religion, and the simultaneous cultures in the American setting, demonstrating the quality of life, health, gender-balance and food supply in the local Indigenous societies. The reader is invited to be present and to experience this world that our current one is built on and from.