The Shawnees and the War for America

The Shawnees and the War for America

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 127 x 185.42 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0143113917
  • 9780143113911
  • 1,066,728

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The history engages us fully. . . . The remarkable texturing of the historic period and the description of responses by early Americans and their leaders . . . set Calloway s book apart.
"Los Angeles Times"
Fascinating, comprehensive and passionate.
Leslie Marmon Silko
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About University Colin G Calloway

Colin Calloway is a British American historian. He is the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and a professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.
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