Publisher description for The American Revolution in Indian country : crisis and diversity in Native American communities / Colin G. Calloway.


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Counter This study presents the first broad coverage of Indian experiences in the American Revolution rather than Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending parties. Colin Calloway focuses on eight Indian communities as he explores how the Revolution often translated into war among Indians and their own struggles for independence. Drawing on British, American, Canadian and Spanish records, Calloway shows how Native Americans pursued different strategies, endured a variety of experiences, but were bequeathed a common legacy as result of the Revolution.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Indians of North America History Revolution, 1775-1783, Indians of North America Government relations To 1789, Indians of North America History 18th century Sources