The World Turned Upside Down Indian Voices from Early America

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  • Copyright: 1994-03-15
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Author Biography

Colin G. Calloway, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, is the recipient of the 1993 John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award. His most recent books are Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England (1991) and The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800: War, Migration and the Survival of Indian People, which was selected by Choice Magazine as one of the Outstanding Academic Books of 1990. His current work examines the experience of Indian people during the American Revolution. Calloway and Barry O'Connell are co-editors of Native Ameicans of the Northeast: Culture, History, and the Contemporary, a series of books published by The University of Massachusetts Press.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: "Times Are Altered with Us Indians"p. 1
A World of Changesp. 1
Indians in Colonial Americap. 8
Sources of Indian History: Weighing the Evidencep. 11
Voices from the Shorep. 20
The Creation of the World: Iroquois Creation Story, ca. 1816p. 22
The Creeks Come to Their Homeland: Origin of the Creek Confederacy, 1735p. 27
A Dream of Strangers: The Floating Island, 1869p. 32
Meeting the Dutch at Manhattan: The Arrival of the Dutch, ca. 1765p. 34
"What Can You Get by Warre . . .?": Speech to Captain John Smith, 1609p. 38
"The Coming of a Strange Race": July 4 Speech, 1854p. 40
Cultural Conflicts, Contests, and Confluencesp. 43
A Native American Theological Debate: A Dialogue between Piumbukhou and His Unconverted Relatives, ca. 1671p. 45
A Micmac Questions French "Civilization": A Micmac Responds to the French, ca. 1677p. 49
An Indian Woman Bequeaths Her Property: Will, 1749p. 52
Autobiography of an Indian Minister: A Short Narrative of My Life, 1768p. 54
Letters of a Narragansett Family: Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767p. 62
Letters of a Narragansett Family: Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769p. 64
Letters of a Narragansett Family: Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771p. 65
The Iroquois Reject Wheelock's "Benevolence": Speech of the Oneida Headmen, 1772p. 66
The Iroquois Reject Wheelock's "Benevolence": Speech of the Onondaga Council, 1772p. 69
A Delaware "Mouthpiece": Response to the Unconverted Delawares, 1772p. 70
"The White Woman of the Genesse": A Narrative of Her Life, 1824p. 71
Land, Trade, and Treatiesp. 78
Submission to "Old England": Act of Submission, 1644p. 79
Two Land Deeds from Maine: Deed to John Parker, June 14, 1659p. 83
Two Land Deeds from Maine: Deed to Andrew and Arthur Alger, September 19, 1659p. 85
Indian Land Claims Disputed: Agreement of Gay Head Indians Not to Sell Land to the English, 1681p. 86
The "River Indians" Answer Governor Burnet: Reply to William Burnet, Governor of New York, 1722p. 88
The Alienation of the Natchez: Reply of the Stung Serpent, 1723p. 90
The Casco Bay Treaty: An Account of Negotiations Leading to the Casco Bay Treaty, 1727p. 91
The "Walking Purchase": A Delaware Complaint and an Iroquois Response: Complaint against the "Walking Purchase," November 21, 1740p. 95
The "Walking Purchase": A Delaware Complaint and an Iroquois Response: Response to the Delawares' Complaint, July 12, 1742p. 98
The Treaty of Lancaster: Speech at the Treaty of Lancaster, July 4, 1744p. 99
A Guardian System for Indian Lands: Petition to the Massachusetts General Court, June 11, 1752p. 104
Resolving Conflicts with Colonial Neighbors: Reply to Colonists' Complaints, 1754p. 106
Colonists Encroach on the Stanwix Line: Speech to the Governors of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, December 4, 1771p. 110
In a World of Warfare: Indians and the Wars for Empirep. 115
La Barre's Failed Bluff: Speech to New France Governor La Barre, 1684p. 117
Iroquois Loyalty Turns to Disenchantment: Promise to Uphold the Covenant Chain, 1692p. 120
Intertribal Conflict Fostered by Colonists: Speech to the Virginia Commissioners at the Treaty of Lancaster, 1744p. 124
The Abenakis Defy the English: Speech Resisting Colonial Expansion, 1752p. 126
The Chickasaws Appeal for Help: Speech to the Governor of South Carolina, April 5, 1756p. 128
French and Indian Wars, or French and English Wars?: Response to the Moravian Ambassador, 1758p. 132
A New Era for Algonkians and Englishmen: Speech to Alexander Henry, 1761p. 134
Pontiac's War: The Master of Life Speaks to the Wolf, 1763p. 137
The Pleas and Plight of the Choctaw Chiefs: Speeches to John Stuart, Mobile, Alabama, 1772p. 139
American Indians and the American Revolution, 1775-1783p. 146
The Oneidas Declare Neutrality: Speech to Governor Trumbull, 1775p. 148
Joseph Brant Addresses His Majesty's Secretary of State: Address to Lord Germain, 1776p. 150
Cherokees Fight for Their Survival: Speech at Treaty Talks with Virginia and North Carolina, 1777p. 153
The Delawares and the Treaty of Fort Pitt: Letter to George Morgan, 1779p. 155
The Revolution through the Eyes of a Seneca Woman: A View of the Revolution, 1775-1779p. 157
The Revolution through Captain Pipe's Eyes: Speech to British Colonel DePeyster, November 1781p. 160
Adjusting to New Realities: The Chickasaws' Revolution: Message to Congress, July 1783p. 162
Brant Demands the Truth: Message to Governor Frederick Haldimand, 1783p. 166
Indian Voices from the New Nationp. 170
Alexander McGillivray Rejects American Pretensions: Letter to Governor Arturo O'Neill, July 10, 1785p. 171
The United Indian Nations Announce a New Policy: Speech at the Confederate Council, November 28 and December 18, 1786p. 174
The World Turned Upside Down: Petition to the Connecticut State Assembly, May 1789p. 177
Joseph Brant Weighs Indian and White Civilizations: Indian vs. White Civilization, 1789p. 179
The Continuing Conflict over Land: Proposal to Maintain Indian Lands, 1793p. 181
Epilogue: Surviving as Vanishing Americansp. 184
Appendix I. Treaty between the Abenaki Indians and the English at Casco Bay, 1727p. 186
Appendix II. Treaty with the Delawares, 1778p. 190
Questions for Considerationp. 194
Selected Bibliographyp. 196
Indexp. 200
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