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The Shawnees and the War for America

The Shawnees and the War for America
Author: Colin Calloway
ISBN 13: 9780143113911
ISBN 10: 143113917
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008-06-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $15.00

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.

Los Angeles Times

The history engages us fully. . . . The remarkable texturing of the historic period and the description of responses by early Americans and their leaders . . . set Calloway's book apart.