Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jan 15, 1997 - History - 450 pages
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This formative history takes a new look at a dramatic conflict-the war on the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. Powerful key players (Procter, Tecumseh and Brock), their disparate war aims, and the "all or nothing" character of the campaigns they waged still seem larger than life. Yet Sandy Antal's careful reconstruction of Native and national aspiration, vested colonial interest, and territorial aggression, reveals motives and expedients that were as often mundane as heroic. A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned career of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, traces the Canadian/British/Native side of the conflict (amid a literature dominated by the American view), and casts new light on an allied military strategy that very nearly succeeded, but when it failed, failed spectacularly.
 

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Contents

The Road near Chatham
7
Clouds of War
13
Sir George Prevost
22
Duels on the Sewers
33
William Hull
34
Hulls Invasion of Upper Canada
42
Frontier War
49
Procter Arrives
67
Massacre at Frenchtown
196
General Winchester at Frenchtown
203
William Henry Harrison
218
The Battle of Fort Meigs
224
Robert Barclay
242
The Battle of Fort Stephenson
257
Oliver Hazard Perry
265
Detroit sails into Lake Erie
284

Henry Procter
68
The Cession of Michigan
91
Lewis Cass
100
James Winchester
125
Great Lakes Nations
138
Stalemate
147
Frenchtown
161
The Battles of Frenchtown
168
THE TIDE TURNS
189
THE INVASION OF CANADA
313
The Thames Campaign
322
Dispositions at Moraviantown
331
The Battle of Moraviantown
343
Two Ottawa Chiefs from Michilimackinac
386
PostMoraviantown Sketches of Combatants
401
Bibliography
413
Index
427
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