The Indian world of George Washington [electronic resource] : The first president, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation. --
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New York, NY, Estados Unidos : Oxford University Press, c2018.
1 recurso electrónico (621 p.)
List of illustrations. -- Individual native Americans in the George Washington story. -- Author's note. -- Acknowlegdments. -- Plates. -- Introduction. -- I. Learning Curves. -- 1. Virginia’s Indian Country. -- 2. The Ohio Company and the Ohio Country. -- 3. Into Tanaghrisson’s World. -- 4. Tanaghrisson’s War. -- 5. Braddock and the Limits of Empire. -- 6. Frontier Defense and a Cherokee Alliance. -- 7. Frontier Advance and a Cherokee War. -- II. The Other Revolution. -- 8. Confronting the Indian Boundary. -- 9. “A good deal of Land”. -- 10. The Question of Indian Allies. -- 11. Town Destroyer. -- 12. Killing Crawford. -- 13. Building a Nation on Indian Land. -- III. The First President and the First Americans. -- 14. An Indian Policy for the New Nation. -- 15. Courting McGillivray. -- 16. The Greatest Indian Victory. -- 17. Philadelphia Indian Diplomacy. -- 18. Achieving Empire. -- 19. Transforming Indian Lives. -- 20. A Death and a Non-Death. -- Abbreviations. -- Notes. -- Index. --
"Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time--Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle--and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware; in the process, he returns them to their rightful place in the story of America's founding. The Indian World of George Washington spans decades of Native American leaders'interactions with Washington, from his early days as surveyor of Indian lands, to his military career against both the French and the British, to his presidency, when he dealt with Native Americans as a head of state would with a foreign power, using every means of diplomacy and persuasion to fulfill the new republic's destiny by appropriating their land. By the end of his life, Washington knew more than anyone else in America about the frontier and its significance to the future of his country. The Indian World of George Washington offers a fresh portrait of the most revered American and the Native Americans whose story has been only partially told. Calloway's biography invites us to look again at the history of America's beginnings and see the country in a whole new light."
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