Crown and calumet : British-Indian relations, 1783-1815 /
by Colin G. Calloway.
1st ed. --
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1987.
xiv, 345 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
0806120339 (alk. paper)
More Details
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1987.
0806120339 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
Bibliography: p. 305-334.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
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
This item was reviewed in:
Choice, July 1987
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem