The Shawnees and the War for America

The Shawnees and the War for America

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Long before the American Revolution, the Shawnees lived in Ohio, hunted in Kentucky, and traveled as far afield as Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Missouri. White settlers, however, sharply curtailed their freedom. With the courage and resilience embodied by their legendary leader Tecumseh, the Shawnee tribe waged a war of territorial and cultural resistance that lasted for more than sixty years. For a time the Shawnees and their allies met American forces on nearly equal terms—but their story is of an embattled nation fighting to maintain its cultural and political independence.

Here is the account of the early American settlers’ drive to occupy the West, the Shawnees’ unwavering defense of their homeland, and the bitter battles that resulted. Here too are the alliances that the Shawnees forged with their Indian neighbors to present a united resistance, as well as instances of cooperation, collaboration, and intermarriage between the opposing forces.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
ISBN: 9780670038626
Branch Call Number: 974.00497 CALLOWAY
Characteristics: xxxvii, 216 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.


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KEVIN DOWD Oct 09, 2012

fine little book.. could have used more details.. easy read.

a must read for anyone who wants to understand what the Europeans did to the Indians.


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