The Shawnees and the War for America by Colin Calloway
The Penguin Library of American Indian History series (Penguin's Library of American Indian History)

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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.
 

About Colin Calloway

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Colin G. Calloway is a professor of history and Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He is the series editor of The Penguin Library of American Indian History.
 
Published July 5, 2007 by Penguin Books. 260 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In between came savage battles against Blue Jacket, Tenskwatawa, Tecumseh and other Shawnee leaders, most of which ended with grudging respect for the Indian enemy—especially Tecumseh, whose “character, charisma and courage made him a heroic figure in Canada and Europe as well as the United State...

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I n placing the Shawnee “center stage,” Calloway (editor of the Penguin Library of American Indian History and Dartmouth Native American studies chair) achieves a remarkably accessible distillation of Shawnee history.

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