The Shawnees and the War for America

Author: Colin Gordon Calloway
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670038626
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An account of early American settler efforts to claim Shawnee territories in Ohio, Kentucky, and other states traces how the Shawnee tribe met American forces on equal terms before being forced to fight in order to salvage its cultural and political indep

Worlds the Shawnees Made

Author: Stephen Warren
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469611732
Format: PDF
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Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America

Blue Jacket

Author: John Sugden
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press
ISBN:
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Portrays the Shawnee warrior and diplomat who led a confederacy of Indian tribes to fight for their independence and territory in the present-day Ohio River Valley, until his defeat at Fallen Timbers.

Blue Jacket

Author: Allan W. Eckert
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781931672207
Format: PDF
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Blue Jacket (ca. 1743-ca. 1808), or Waweyapiersenwaw, was the galvanizing force behind an intertribal confederacy of unparalleled scope that fought a long and bloody war against white encroachments into Shawnees' homeland in the Ohio River Valley. Blue jacket was an astute strategist and diplomat who, thought courted by American and British leaders, remained a staunch defender of the Shawnees' independence and territory. In this arresting and controversial account, John Sugden depicts the most influential Native American leader of his time.

The Shawnee Indians

Author: Joanne Mattern
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736808330
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Shawnee people, covering their daily activities and customs.

Dunmore s War

Author: Glenn F. Williams
Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781594161667
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The War for the Ohio Country That Set the Stage for the American Revolution and an Independent United States Known to history as “Dunmore's War,” the 1774 campaign against a Shawnee-led Indian confederacy in the Ohio Country marked the final time an American colonial militia took to the field in His Majesty's service and under royal command. Led by John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore and royal governor of Virginia, a force of colonials including George Rogers Clark, Daniel Morgan, Michael Cresap, Adam Stephen, and Andrew Lewis successfully drove the Indians from the territory south of the Ohio River in parts of present-day West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Although it proved to be the last Indian conflict of America's colonial era, it is often neglected in histories, despite its major influence on the conduct of the Revolutionary War that followed. In Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era, award-winning historian Glenn F. Williams explains the course and importance of this fascinating event. Supported by primary source research, the author describes each military operation and illustrates the transition of the Virginia militia from a loyal instrument of the king to a weapon of revolution. In the process, he corrects much of the folklore concerning the war and frontier fighting in general, demonstrating that the Americans did not adopt Indian tactics for wilderness fighting as is popularly thought, but rather adapted European techniques to the woods. As an immediate result of Dunmore's War, the frontier remained quiet for two years, giving the colonies the critical time to debate and declare independence before Britain convinced its Indian allies to resume attacks on American backcountry settlements. Ironically, at the same time Virginia militiamen fought the biggest battle of Dunmore's War under command of a king's officer, delegates to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia decided on a united resistance to Parliament's heavy-handed Coercive, or “Intolerable” Acts that threatened representative government in all the colonies. Before another nine months passed, Virginia became one of the leading colonies in the move toward American independence. Although he was hailed as a hero at the end of the Indian campaign, Lord Dunmore's attempt to maintain royal authority put him in direct opposition to many of the subordinates who followed him on the frontier. Before being driven from Virginia in 1776, he notably organized the “Royal Ethiopian Regiment” composed of slaves who were promised freedom if they deserted their rebel masters and entered military service to the crown.

The Scratch of a Pen

Author: Colin G. Calloway
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195331273
Format: PDF
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Examines how the Treaty of Paris of 1763 created unexpected consequences, including confusion among settlers about new boundaries, the weakening of Britain's hold on its American colonies, and growing conflicts between settlers and Indian tribes. Reprint.