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Crown and calumet : British-Indian relations, 1783-1815 /
by Colin G. Calloway.
edition
1st ed. --
imprint
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1987.
description
xiv, 345 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0806120339 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1987.
isbn
0806120339 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1080599
 
Bibliography: p. 305-334.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-07:
Calloway's well-written work takes a fresh look at the nature of BritishIndian relations in North America between the Peace of Paris and the War of 1812. Calloway demonstrates that the British did not, as many popular historians have argued, hold the Indians in contempt. Rather, they fully understood the value Native Americans had in the event of a new war with American colonists and in the successful exploitation of the fur trade. Although the British often found Indian women physically unattractive, they were interested in Native American culture and sought to understand the Indian, in part to better play the Indian card in Anglo-American relations. Calloway's book is thus a contribution of importance to American Indian history, to Anglo-American diplomatic studies, to the history of the westward movement, and to Canadian history broadly. The research in British archives is fresh; that in Canadian sources is somewhat less than one might expect, but the conclusions are sound. An excellent introduction for undergraduate students that also offers fresh insights for the specialist scholar.-R.W. Winks, Yale University
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