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The Shawnees and the War for America

The Penguin Library of American Indian History series

Colin Calloway - Author

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ISBN 9781101202470 | 256 pages | 05 Jul 2007 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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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.

”The history engages us fully. . . . The remarkable texturing of the historic period and the description of responses by early Americans and their leaders . . . set Calloway’s book apart.”
Los Angeles Times

“ Fascinating, comprehensive and passionate.”
—Leslie Marmon Silko


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