By Charles Beatty-Medina, Melissa Rinehart
A awesome multifaceted heritage, Contested Territories examines a zone that performed an important position in America's post-revolutionary expansion—the reduce nice Lakes area, as soon as referred to as the Northwest Territory. As French, English, and eventually American settlers moved westward and intersected with local American groups, the ethnogeography of the sector replaced significantly, necessitating interactions that weren't continuously peaceable. utilizing ethnohistorical methodologies, the seven essays offered the following discover quickly altering cultural dynamics in the area and reconstruct in enticing aspect the political association, financial system, international relations, subsistence tools, faith, and kinship practices in play. With a spotlight on resistance, altering worldviews, and early varieties of self-determination between local american citizens, Contested Territories demonstrates the continual interaction among actor and organization in the course of a major period in American history.
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23 By mid-century, wage labor had become a viable alternative to hunting for some Chenussios and other iroquois living near land portages. in 1757, French officer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville confirmed the scope and importance of indian carriers at niagara and Fort Presque isle (near modern-day erie, Pennsylvania) and encouraged their increase. He noted that at Presque isle, indian carriers earned six francs per sack. this was twice the rate paid to French porters, but the indians’ superior abilities were worth the expense.
Dowd, Spirited Resistance, 19. 20. Michael McConnell, A Country Between: The Upper Ohio Valley and Its People, 1724–1774, Lincoln: University of nebraska Press, 1992. 21. eric Hinderaker, Elusive Empires: Constructing Colonialism in the Ohio Valley, 1673–1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), xi. 22. stephen Warren, The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795–1870 (Urbana: University of illinois Press, 2005). 23. r. david edmunds, Enduring Nations: Native Americans in the Midwest (Urbana: University of illinois Press, 2008).
3 (summer 1999): 399–427. this article examines the period prior to the French and indian War in relationship to the Miamis’ change of allegiance from French to British and back to French. these shifts of allegiance led to political divisions within the tribe that in turn led to geographical separation. 15. daniel Barr, The Boundaries Between Us: Natives and Newcomers along the Frontiers of the Old Northwest Territory, 1750–1850 (Kent, oH: Kent state University Press, 2006), xxi. 16. Gregory dowd, A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745–1815 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), 465.