Contact Points: American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750-1830

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Andrew Robert Lee Cayton, Fredrika J. Teute
UNC Press Books, 1998 - History - 390 pages
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The eleven essays in this volume probe multicultural interactions between Indians, Europeans, and Africans in eastern North America's frontier zones from the late colonial era to the end of the early republic. Focusing on contact points between these grou
 

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Contents

Unsettling the Early American Frontier
16
Language and Power on the Pennsylvania Frontier
60
Black GoBetweens and the Mutability of Race Status and Identity on New Yorks PreRevolutionary Frontier
88
Gift Giving and the CherokeeBritish Alliance in the Seven Years War
114
Gender Conflict among Creek Indians in the Eighteenth Century
151
Rights in the Woods on the TransAppalachian Frontier
175
Identity and Interaction in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley
205
Power and Civility in the Treaty of Greenville
235
Accommodation Gender and Conflict in the Western Great Lakes Region 17601832
270
From Ethnic Mixing to Ethnic Cleansing on the Frontier of the Lower Missouri 17831833
304
King Philips War and the American Imagination
327
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
361
CONFERENCE PROGRAM
381
INDEX
383
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS
393
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About the author (1998)

Andrew R. L. Cayton is professor of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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