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The Indian World of George Washington

Audiobook
Nonfiction: History
Unabridged   23.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/17/2019

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National Book Award Finalist 2018

The Indian World of George Washington

The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684415489
Digital Download ISBN:9781684415496

Summary

The Indian World of George Washington offers a fresh portrait of the most revered American and the Native Americans whose story has been only partially told. Calloway's biography invites us to look again at the history of America's beginnings and see the country in a whole new light.

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In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time—Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle—and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware; in the process, he returns them to their rightful place in the story of America's founding. The Indian World of George Washington spans decades of Native American leaders' interactions with Washington, from his early days as surveyor of Indian lands, to his military career against both the French and the British, to his presidency, when he dealt with Native Americans as a head of state would with a foreign power, using every means of diplomacy and persuasion to fulfill the new republic's destiny by appropriating their land. By the end of his life, Washington knew more than anyone else in America about the frontier and its significance to the future of his country.

The Indian World of George Washington offers a fresh portrait of the most revered American and the Native Americans whose story has been only partially told. Calloway's biography invites us to look again at the history of America's beginnings and see the country in a whole new light.

Reviews/Praise

"An expansive history...a detailed, impressively researched history of white-Indian relations during Washington's lifetime. Insightful and illuminating." —Kirkus Reviews

"Calloway has written an important and original interpretation of critical years in the formation of federal policies toward the claims and rights of Native Americans." —Booklist

Author Bio

Colin G. Calloway is the John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth University. His One Vast Winter Count received the Ray Allen Billington Prize, the Merle Curti Award, and many other prizes. It was also named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year.