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The Indian world of George Washington : the first President, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation

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Crookston Public Library 323.1197 CAL (Text) 33500012835708 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 323.1197 CAL (Text) 33500012820742 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0190652160
  • ISBN: 9780190652166
  • Physical Description: xviii, 621 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Learning curves -- Virginia's Indian country -- The Ohio Company and the Ohio Country -- Into Tanaghrisson's world -- Tanaghrisson's war -- Braddock and the limits of empire -- Frontier defense and a Cherokee alliance -- Frontier advance and a Cherokee war -- The other revolution -- Confronting the Indian boundary -- "A good deal of land." -- The question of Indian allies -- Town destroyer -- Killing Crawford -- Building a nation on Indian land -- The first President and the first Americans -- An Indian policy for the new nation -- Courting McGillivray -- The greatest Indian victory -- Philadelphia Indian diplomacy -- Achieving empire -- Transforming Indian lives -- A death and a non-death.
Summary, etc.: "An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation's first president, Colin G. Calloway's book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington's relations with the First Americans."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 March #1
    As a young man, George Washington regularly interacted with Indians, both on individual and tribal levels. As his military and political career blossomed, those relationships continued and intensified. Historian Calloway illustrates how those relationships, both in war and peace, played a critical role in the foundation and early development of the American republic. Before his public career, Washington surveyed, bought, and speculated on Indian lands along the foothills of the Appalachians, fully aware that their ancestral claims would eventually be sacrificed to whites who had formal title. During the French and Indian War and the War of Independence, Washington fought and formed alliances with Indians. As president, he again fought them but accepted their status as internal "sovereign nations" and generally treated Indian leaders with the respect due to foreign dignitaries. Yet he never wavered from his policy to expand the areas of white settlement, viewing Indians and their land claims as obstacles to be overcome. Calloway has written an important and original interpretation of critical years in the formation of federal policies toward the claims and rights of Native Americans. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes


Colin G. Calloway is John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. His previous books include A Scratch of the Pen and The Victory with No Name.

Subject: Washington, George 1732-1799 Relations with Indians
Washington, George 1732-1799
American Revolution (1775-1783)
French and Indian War (United States : 1754-1763)
Washington, George 1732-1799
Washington, George 1732-1799 Relations with Indians
Indians of North America Government relations
Indians of North America Wars 1750-1815
Indians of North America History 18th century
United States History French and Indian War, 1754-1763
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783
HISTORY Native American
HISTORY United States Colonial Period (1600-1775)
HISTORY United States Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Indians of North America
Indians of North America Government relations
Indians of North America Wars
Relations with Indians
United States
Indianer
Nordamerika
Indians of North America Government relations
Indians of North America Wars 1750-1815
Indians of North America History 18th century
United States History French and Indian War, 1754-1763
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783
Genre: Biographies.
History.
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