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War under Heaven Pontiac, the Indian Nations and the British Empire

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ISBN-10: 0801878926

ISBN-13: 9780801878923

Edition: 2002

Authors: Gregory Evans Dowd

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The 1763 Treaty of Paris ceded much of the continent east of the Mississippi to Great Britain, a claim which the Indian nations of the Great Lakes, who suddenly found themselves under British rule, considered outrageous. Unlike the French, with whom Great Lakes Indians had formed an alliance of convenience, the British entered the upper Great Lakes in a spirit of conquest. British officers on the frontier keenly felt the need to assert their assumed superiority over both Native Americans and European settlers. At the same time, Indian leaders expected appropriate tokens of British regard, gifts the British refused to give. It is this issue of respect that, according to Gregory Dowd, lies at…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Heroes of History, Heaven, and Earth
Ottawas, Delawares, and the Colonial World, 1615-1760
A Worldly War
An Otherworldly War
Besieging Britons, 1763
Defending the Villages, 1764
Mobs, Germs, and the Status of American Indians
Uneasy Conclusions
Deaths and Legacies
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index