Native American power in the United States, 1783-1795 /
Celia Barnes.
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Press, c2003.
250 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
0838639585 (alk. paper)
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Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Press, c2003.
0838639585 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-245) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-12-01:
Barnes proposes to present "an overall integrated account of the significance of Indian affairs," demonstrating that "Native Americans were active participants in the early development of the United States." As appealing as this may be, many readers will be disappointed. Based in part on older scholarship by Mohr, Bemis, Burt, Fiske, and Pickett, and in part on an overstatement both about Native American power and the emerging nation's fragility, this volume revisits an epoch already well served. Frontier diplomacy and politics, spiritual renewal, tribal confrontations, and entrepreneurial leadership have been examined with greater insight by Richter, Martin, Saunt, Hatley, Nelson, Snapp, Calloway, Hinderaker, Cashin, and Cayton (cited, to be sure, by Barnes). There is also a worrisome conclusion on page 230 in note 7 where the author suggests that the US was willing to aid the Creeks in attacking Georgia's aggressive frontier citizens. This clearly misreads the literature. Overall, the author does summarize the issues along the interface between the new nation and its neighboring Native peoples, but she does not convince readers that Native Americans were powerful players in the birth of the new republic. ^BSumming Up: Optional. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. H. O'Donnell III Marietta College
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Table of Contents
Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
A Collision of Culturesp. 19
In Pursuit of Land and Libertyp. 43
The British Connectionp. 64
The Spanish Connectionp. 87
Indian Victory in the Northwestp. 120
The Southwest Frontierp. 152
The Collapse of Indian Resistance in the Northwestp. 177
Conclusionp. 209
Notesp. 216
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 246
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