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The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright$
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Ann M. Little

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300218213

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300218213.001.0001

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Mali Among the Wabanaki

Mali Among the Wabanaki

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(p.47) Chapter Two Mali Among the Wabanaki
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The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright
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Ann M. Little

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300218213.003.0002

This chapter describes the sleeping arrangements inside an eighteenth-century Wabanaki wigwam as a jumble of tangled mats, people, blankets, and dogs. Esther Wheelwright—also known as Mali—slept with at least five or six other people who shared the wigwam with her during her stay with a Wabanaki family. The chapter then shows that there were many rules in Wabanaki household similar to the rules Esther had followed while living in her garrison house in New England. For instance, proximity to the fire, and the posture and placement of one’s body whether awake or asleep, were determined by a person’s sex, age, and status.

Keywords:   sleeping arrangement, Esther Wheelwright, Wabanaki family, wigwam, Mali

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