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Your search for posts with tags containing "Native American Revolution" found 11 posts

The Great Fear of 1776

By Jeffrey Ostler Sometime in mid-1776, just as colonists were declaring their independence from Great Britain, an unnamed Shawnee addressed an assembly of representatives from multiple Indigenous nations who had gathered at the Cherokee capital of Chota....
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Sep 2019

Native American Revolutions Bibliography

“Native American Revolutions” Bibliography As our latest series comes to a close, Jason W. Herbert was kind enough to amass a list of seminal works on the roles that Native Americans played during the Age of the American Revolution. Explore...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Nov 2017

Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Kate Fullagar and Michael A. McDonnell To close this roundtable on Native American Revolutions, we’d like to flag a forthcoming collection that argues for an extension...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Nov 2017

The War in the West: The American Revolution in the pays d’en haut

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Michael A. McDonnell Most Americans think of their revolution as a contest between Britain and its colonists. If Native Americans feature at all, it is only as puppets of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Nov 2017

Manliness and the Making of the Revolutionary War in Cherokee Country

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Michael Lynch In the Appalachian mountains, the American Revolution was a contest for land and liberty—between Revolutionaries and the British Crown, as well as between...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Nov 2017

Cherokees in the Revolutionary Era: A Biographical Perspective

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Kate Fullagar The usual story told of the Cherokees in the revolutionary era is a dire one. Starting with the catastrophic Anglo-Cherokee War of 1760-61, this story traces...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Nov 2017

Chickasaws and the American Revolution

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Kathleen DuVal British officials knew they would need Native allies in the American Revolution, and they assumed the Chickasaws would be first in line. The British and Chickasaws...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Nov 2017

Indigenous South Florida and the American Revolution

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Andrew K. Frank The Revolution cannot be explained without Native Americans. Native Americans were not hidden figures in this era, but rather they came straight from central...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Oct 2017

The Economic Revolution in Indian Country

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By David Andrew Nichols All revolutions contain within them both destructive and creative impulses. For much of the twentieth century, historians of the American Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Oct 2017

Deconflicting Iroquoia

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Karim M. Tiro In July 1779, Claude de Lorimier, an officer in the British Army, was traveling with a party of Mohawk warriors dispatched from the Montreal area to raid Patriot...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Oct 2017

“Native American Revolutions” Introduction – A Series on #VastEarlyNativeAmerica

Intro: Any perceptive #twitterstorian or scholar of the Age of Revolutions will notice the repeated reference to the idea of #VastEarlyAmerica. Karin Wulf named her blog after the historiographical shift. Other group and personal blogs have started to...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Oct 2017

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