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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin G. Calloway Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.
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  • “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.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A remarkably accessible distillation of Shawnee history…The treks and treaties are not always easy reading, but Calloway’s text is enlivened with judicious first-person excerpts and his passion for his subject. His heart is with the Shawnees, but he writes with balance of the fateful meeting of the cultures on the frontiers.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 3/14/2012

    " Really good, quick read detailing the history of the Shawnee Indians and their dealings with the superpowers of the sixteenth through the early twentieth centuries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alan | 12/13/2010

    " This was a well done, concise history of the Shawnee covering the years just prior to the American Revolution to the mid 19th century. The record of US treatment of native tribes is a pretty sordid one. The Shawnee were one of the more resistant of the tribes and suffered greatly for their efforts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jake Berlin | 6/12/2010

    " concise, well written, and interesting. i wish there were more short histories like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 6/13/2008

    " Really good, quick read detailing the history of the Shawnee Indians and their dealings with the superpowers of the sixteenth through the early twentieth centuries. "

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About the Author

Colin G. Calloway is a professor of history and Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. His many books on early American history include New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America and The American Revolution in Indian Country. His most recent work, One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark, received the Ray Allen Billington Prize, the Merle Curti Award, and many other prizes, and was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year.