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Gathering Together The Shawnee People Through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600 - 1870 by Sami Lakomaki
  

Gathering Together The Shawnee People Through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600 - 1870

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Weaving Indian and Euro-American histories together, this book spans nearly three centuries, from the years leading up to the Shawnees' first European contacts to the post-Civil War era, and demonstrates vividly how the interactions between Natives and newcomers transformed the political realities and ideas of both groups.

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Gathering Together The Shawnee People Through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600 - 1870 by Sami Lakomaki

Weaving Indian and Euro-American histories together in this groundbreaking book, Sami Lakomaki places the Shawnee people, and Native peoples in general, firmly at the centre of American history. The book spans nearly three centuries, from the years leading up to the Shawnees' first European contacts to the post-Civil War era, and demonstrates vividly how the interactions between Natives and newcomers transformed the political realities and ideas of both groups. Examining Shawnee society and politics in new depth, and introducing not only charismatic warriors like Blue Jacket and Tecumseh but also other leaders and thinkers, Lakomaki explores the Shawnee people's debates and strategies for coping with colonial invasion. The author refutes the deep-seated notion that only European colonists created new nations in America, showing that the Shawnees, too, were engaged in nation building. With a sharpened focus on the crativity and power of Native political thought, Lakomaki provides an array of insights into Indian as well as American history.

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Won an Honorable Mention for the 2014 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in the U.S. History category. -- PROSE American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence Winner of the 2015 Erminie Wheeler-Voeglin Book Award, given by the American Society for Ethnohistory. -- Erminie Wheeler-Voeglin Book Award American Society for Ethnohistory


About the Author

Sami Lakomaki is a university lecturer at the University of Oulu. He lives in Oulu, Finland.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th August 2014

Author

Sami Lakomaki

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Publisher

Yale University Press

Format

Hardback
344 pages

Categories

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History of the Americas

Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9780300180619

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