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The American revolution in Indian country 4 editions

Cover of: The American revolution in Indian country | Colin G. Calloway
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National mythology accords Indians a minimal and negative role in the story of the American Revolution: they chose the wrong side and they lost. Yet Indian people in Revolutionary America, whether they sided with rebels or redcoats, or neither, or both, were doing much the same as the American colonists: fighting for their freedom in tumultuous times. The American Revolution was an anticolonial war of liberation for Indian peoples too, but the threat to their freedom often came from colonial neighbors rather than distant capitals.

This study presents the first broad coverage of Indian experiences in the Revolution rather than of Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending parties. Colin Calloway focuses on eight Indian communities from Quebec to Florida, and from the Atlantic to the Mississippi, as he explores how the Revolution often translated into war among Indians and their own struggles for independence. Drawing on British, American, Canadian and Spanish records, Calloway shows how Native Americans pursued different strategies and endured a variety of experiences, but were bequeathed a common legacy as a result of the Revolution.
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Library of Congress E83.775 .C35 1995

4 editions First published in 1995

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