The Changing Country of Anthony Casteel: Language, Religion, Geography, Political Loyalty, and Nationality in Mid-Eighteenth Century Nova Scotia

  title={The Changing Country of Anthony Casteel: Language, Religion, Geography, Political Loyalty, and Nationality in Mid-Eighteenth Century Nova Scotia},
  author={Geoffrey Gilbert Plank},
  journal={Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture},
  pages={53 - 74}
  • G. Plank
  • Published 24 June 2010
  • History
  • Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
This essay centers on the story of Anthony Casteel, the sole survivor of a British delegation that left Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1753 to negotiate with a set of local Micmac leaders. (The Micmac were the original inhabitants of the region.) Casteel had volunteered to serve the mission as an interpreter and translate the British agents' messages into French, a language the Micmac leaders understood. After a few days of traveling the delegation was captured by a group of Micmac warriors, who… 
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