The author challenges the myth of trade dependence which has pervaded histories of this period, by proving the superiority of native weapons over matchlock muskets. A fascinating argument on a contentious ethno-historical issue.

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Publisher Carleton University Press
ISBN 978-0-88629-222-5
Citation
Given, B. (1994). A Most Pernicious Thing: Gun Trading and Native Warfare in the Early Contact Period. Carleton University Press.