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Native Americans in the American Revolution : How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian World

By: Schmidt, Ethan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Westport : ABC-CLIO, 2014Description: 1 online resource (257 p.).ISBN: 9780313359323.Subject(s): British -- North America -- History -- 18th century | Great Britain -- Relations -- United States | Indians of North America -- Government relations | Indians of North America -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1775-1783 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, Indian | United States -- Relations -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Native Americans in the American Revolution : How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian WorldDDC classification: 973.3/43 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Guide to the Principal Native American Groups during the Revolutionary Era, Grouped by Region -- Timeline of the Major Events of the American Revolution, Including Those Relating to Native Americans -- Introduction: The Great War for Empire and the End of Triangular Native Diplomacy -- 1 Pontiac's Rebellion, the Proclamation of 1763, and the New British Indian Policy -- 2 The Collapse of British Indian Policy in the South -- 3 The Collapse of British Indian Policy in the North -- 4 The Collapse of British Indian Policy in the West
5 The Revolutionary War in the South -- 6 The Revolutionary War in the North -- 7 The Revolutionary War in the West -- 8 ""Like We Should Soon Become No People"": The Assault on Indian Land in the Immediate Aftermath of the American Revolution -- Conclusion: The Struggle Continues -- Notes -- Bibliographic Essay -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary: There has not been an all-encompassing narrative of the Native American experience during the American Revolutionary War period-until now. Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian World fills that gap in the literature, provides full coverage of the Revolution's effects on Native Americans, and details how Native Americans were critical to the Revolution's outbreak, its progress, and its conclusion. The work covers the experiences of specific Native American groups such as the Abenaki, Cherokee, Chickasa
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Guide to the Principal Native American Groups during the Revolutionary Era, Grouped by Region -- Timeline of the Major Events of the American Revolution, Including Those Relating to Native Americans -- Introduction: The Great War for Empire and the End of Triangular Native Diplomacy -- 1 Pontiac's Rebellion, the Proclamation of 1763, and the New British Indian Policy -- 2 The Collapse of British Indian Policy in the South -- 3 The Collapse of British Indian Policy in the North -- 4 The Collapse of British Indian Policy in the West

5 The Revolutionary War in the South -- 6 The Revolutionary War in the North -- 7 The Revolutionary War in the West -- 8 ""Like We Should Soon Become No People"": The Assault on Indian Land in the Immediate Aftermath of the American Revolution -- Conclusion: The Struggle Continues -- Notes -- Bibliographic Essay -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

There has not been an all-encompassing narrative of the Native American experience during the American Revolutionary War period-until now. Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian World fills that gap in the literature, provides full coverage of the Revolution's effects on Native Americans, and details how Native Americans were critical to the Revolution's outbreak, its progress, and its conclusion. The work covers the experiences of specific Native American groups such as the Abenaki, Cherokee, Chickasa

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Library Journal Review

Schmidt (history, Texas Tech Univ. Delta State Univ.; The Divided Dominion) draws on his expertise in Native American history to provide an account of the role of Native Americans in the American Revolution and their effect on the conflict. The author's guide to the principal Native American groups during the revolution covers four geographic groups: Southern (Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Catawbas); Northern (Abenakis and Stockbridge); the six nations of the Iroquois confederacy (Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras); and Ohio Valley (Shawnees, Delawares, Mingos, and Miamis). A seven-page time line of major events spans the years 1754-82, and an introductory chapter provides a political and diplomatic context to the American Revolution for Native Americans. The main body of the work includes chapters on Pontiac's rebellion, the collapse of British Indian Policy, the conduct of the war in various regions, the assault on Indian land, and the current situation. The endnotes are both bibliographic and explanatory, and a bibliographic essay on allied scholarly literature follows. Though the title is meant for general and college or university student readers, scholars will want to compare Schmidt's work to Colin G. Calloway's The American Revolution in Indian Country (1995) and consider this as a textbook for Native American or American Revolution history courses. VERDICT Rather than adding this to reference collections, this should be considered for circulating collections in public and academic libraries.-Rosanne Cordell, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Inspired by the writings of Colin Galloway and Gary Nash on the Revolution, Schmidt (Delta State Univ.) has ambitiously attempted to write a synthesis about Native peoples' involvement in the war. As have others before him, he insists that they played a pivotal role. Because the author attempts breadth, his treatment of individual communities is full of generalizations. Moreover, Schmidt spends merely 70 pages on Native military involvement in the war and fails to mention the Battle of Monmouth, where more Native American nations fought than in any other battle in the East. In treating the Hodinöhsö:ni' nations, he tends to exaggerate Kirkland's influence among the Oneidas and never mentions George Klock and his influence. He never cites the important diary of Joseph Bloomfield, or the scholarly writings on the Mohawks and Oneidas by Karim Tiro, David Preston, and Joseph Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin. Although Schmidt provides a helpful time line, the work would have been of greater value had the author supplied a clearer map or added others that showed more areas of Native American involvement. --Laurence M. Hauptman, State University of New York at New Paltz

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<p> Ethan A. Schmidt , PhD, is assistant professor of history at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.</p>

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