The Shawnees and the War for America

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Penguin, Jul 5, 2007 - History - 256 pages
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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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User Review  - Annannean - LibraryThing

As a required reading material for my US Race Relations class, it wasn't bad as far as history books go. I've always been fascinated with the Georgian era although all the events take place in America. The whole history of the Shawnees is tragic and it's really sad that all of it is true. Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

"We have always been the frontier," a Shawnee leader remarked three centuries ago. This survey shows just how true that statement was.Writes Calloway (History/Dartmouth; The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and ... Read full review

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AFTER WORD
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Copyright

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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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