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.
Publication date: 02/09/2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
|Publication date:||2nd September 2014|
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, History,|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,|
Sami Lakomaki is a university lecturer at the University of Oulu. He lives in Oulu, Finland.More About Sami Lakomaki