The St Lawrence valley, connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, was a crucible of community in the seventeenth century. While the details of how this region emerged as the heartland of French colonial society have been thoroughly outlined by historians, much remains unknown or misunderstood about how it also witnessed the formation of a string of distinct Indigenous communities, several of which persist to this day. Drawing on a range of ethnohistorical sources, Flesh Reborn reconstructs the early history of seventeenth-century mission settlements and of their Algonquin, Innu, Wendat, Iroquois, and Wabanaki founders. Far from straightforward byproducts of colonialist ambitions, these communities arose out of an entanglement of armed conflict, diplomacy, migration, subsis- tence patterns, religion, kinship, leadership, community-building, and identity formation. The violence and trauma of war, even as it tore populations apart and from their ancestral lands, brought together a great human diversity. By emphasizing Indigenous mission settlements of the St Lawrence valley, Flesh Reborn challenges conventional histories of New France and early Canada. It is a comprehensive examination of the foundation of these commu- nities and reveals the fundamental ways they, in turn, shaped the course of war and peace in the region. Jean-François Lozier teaches history at the University of Ottawa and is a curator at the Canadian Museum of History. 2 1 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 A N N O U N C I N G A N E W S E R I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s French Atlantic Worlds Series June 2018 978-0-7735-5345-3 $37.95A CDN, $37.95A US, £31.00 paper 978-0-7735-5344-6 $100.00S CDN, $100.00S US, £83.00 cloth 6 x 9 472pp 13 b&w illustrations eBook available C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y • I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S Flesh Reborn The St Lawrence Valley Mission Settlements through the Seventeenth Century jean-françois lozier A groundbreaking view of how Indigenous communities emerged in the heartland of New France. McGill-Queen’s French Atlantic Worlds Series series editors Nicholas Dew Department of History and Classical Studies McGill University Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec Département d’histoire Université de Sherbrooke The French Atlantic world has emerged as a rich and dynamic field of historical research.This series will showcase a new generation of scholarship exploring the worlds of the French Atlantic – including West Africa, the greater Caribbean re- gion, and the continental Americas – from the sixteenth cen- tury to the mid-nineteenth century. Books in the series will explore how the societies of the French Atlantic were shaped and connected by trans-oceanic networks of colonialism, how local and indigenous cultures and environments shaped colonial projects, and how the diverse peoples of the French Atlantic understood and experienced their worlds. Especially welcome are histories from the perspectives of the enslaved and dispossessed. Comparative studies are encouraged and the series will accept manuscript submissions in English and in French. Original works of scholarship are preferred, though translations of landmark books in the field will be considered.