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The Indian world of George Washington : the first President, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation

Author: Colin G Calloway
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation's first president, Colin G. Calloway's book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington's relations with the First Americans."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin G Calloway
ISBN: 9780190652166 0190652160 9780190056698 019005669X
OCLC Number: 992798464
Awards: Commended for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2018
Description: xviii, 621 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Learning curves --
Virginia's Indian country --
The Ohio Company and the Ohio Country --
Into Tanaghrisson's world --
Tanaghrisson's war --
Braddock and the limits of empire --
Frontier defense and a Cherokee alliance --
Frontier advance and a Cherokee war --
The other revolution --
Confronting the Indian boundary --
"A good deal of land" --
The question of Indian allies --
Town destroyer --
Killing Crawford --
Building a nation on Indian land --
The first President and the first Americans --
An Indian policy for the new nation --
Courting McGillivray --
The greatest Indian victory --
Philadelphia Indian diplomacy --
Achieving empire --
Transforming Indian lives --
A death and a non-death.
Other Titles: First President, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation
Responsibility: Colin G. Calloway.

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