9780143113911

The Shawnees and the War for America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143113911

  • ISBN10:

    0143113917

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-24
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

With the courage and resilience embodied by their legendary leader Tecumseh, the Shawnees waged a war of territorial and cultural resistance for half a century. Noted historian Colin G. Calloway details the political and legal battles and the bloody fighting on both sides for possession of the Shawnees’ land, while imbuing historical figures such as warrior chief Tecumseh, Daniel Boone, and Andrew Jackson with all their ambiguity and complexity. More than defending their territory, the Shawnees went to war to preserve a way of life and their own deeply held vision of what their nation should be.

Author Biography

Colin G. Calloway is a professor of history and Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He is the series editor of The Penguin Library of American Indian History.

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