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Edna Kenton - Simon ​Kenton
This ​scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. This essential biography contains the following chapters: Introduction I. Kentucky the Strange Land II. Early Life and the Flight From Virginia (1755-1771) III. In Kentucky (1771-1774) IV. Lord Dunmore’s War (1774) V. He Finds the Cane-Lands of Kentucky (1775) VI. Kenton and Clark (1776-1778) VII. His Captivity and Escape (1778-1779) VIII. On Indian Campaigns With Clark (1780-1782) IX. Kenton’s Station (1783-1789) X. His Indian Campaigns (1790-1793) XI. Last Years in Kentucky (1794-1798) XII. Early Days in Ohio (1799-1813) XIII. The Unfortunate Years (1814-1826) XIV. The Latter Years (1827-1836) XV. The Portraits and the Man

R. Douglas Hurt - The ​Ohio Frontier
From ​the Back Cover In the first major reassessment of the Ohio frontier period in more than fifty years, R. Douglas Hurt provides a sweeping narrative of the major military, social, economic, and political developments in the region from the arrival of the first Native American settlers to the end of the frontier period. He traces the settlement of the Shawnees, Delawares, and Wyandots among other Native American groups and discusses their culture and adaptation to white society. He also details the military expeditions of Arthur St. Clair, Josiah Harmar, Anthony Wayne, and William Henry Harrison during the bloody conflicts fought to determine which people would control the land north of the Ohio River. Hurt also traces the survey of the Seven Ranges and discusses the settlement of the Ohio Company's lands, the Western Reserve, the Miami Purchase, the Virginia Military Tract, and the French village of Gallipolis. The Ohio frontier also lured those seeking a religious haven. Although many frontier people - such as the Shakers, Quakers, and Zoarites - wanted little more than to believe as they pleased and to be left alone, strong Protestant and utopian sects made Ohio their home. This study also discusses the major political concerns of the territorial and early statehood periods, including the War of 1812 and the presidential elections of 1824 and 1828. About the Author R. Douglas Hurt is the editor of Agricultural History and Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University. He has written and edited more than a dozen books.

Daniel K. Richter - Facing ​East from Indian Country
In ​the beginning, North America was Indian country. But only in the beginning. After the opening act of the great national drama, Native Americans yielded to the westward rush of European settlers. Or so the story usually goes. Yet, for three centuries after Columbus, Native people controlled most of eastern North America and profoundly shaped its destiny. In Facing East from Indian Country, Daniel K. Richter keeps Native people center-stage throughout the story of the origins of the United States. Viewed from Indian country, the sixteenth century was an era in which Native people discovered Europeans and struggled to make sense of a new world. Well into the seventeenth century, the most profound challenges to Indian life came less from the arrival of a relative handful of European colonists than from the biological, economic, and environmental forces the newcomers unleashed. Drawing upon their own traditions, Indian communities reinvented themselves and carved out a place in a world dominated by transatlantic European empires. In 1776, however, when some of Britain's colonists rebelled against that imperial world, they overturned the system that had made Euro-American and Native coexistence possible. Eastern North America only ceased to be an Indian country because the revolutionaries denied the continent's first peoples a place in the nation they were creating. In rediscovering early America as Indian country, Richter employs the historian's craft to challenge cherished assumptions about times and places we thought we knew well, revealing Native American experiences at the core of the nation's birth and identity.

Larry L. Nelson - A ​Man of Distinction among Them
A ​Man of Distinction among Them represents an important step in understanding the complexities surrounding the early history of the Ohio Country and the Old Northwest and provides the clearest and most comprehensive portrait of a central figure in that history: Alexander McKee. Fathered by a white trader and raised partly by his Shawnee mother, McKee was at home in either culture and played an active role in Great Lakes Indian affairs for nearly 50 years. McKee served as a "cultural mediator"--a go-between who linked the native and European worlds. He exploited his familial affiliation and close economic ties to both communities to encourage trade, foster diplomatic relations, and forge a military alliance between the British government and the tribes of the Old Northwest.

Gregory Evans Dowd - A ​Spirited Resistance
Winner ​of the Intolerance in the United States Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States In the early 1800s, when once-powerful North American Indian peoples were being driven west across the Mississippi, a Shawnee prophet collapsed into a deep sleep. When he awoke, he told friends and family of his ascension to Indian heaven, where his grandfather had given him a warning: "Beware of the religion of the white man: every Indian who embraces it is obliged to take the road to the white man's heaven; and yet no red man is permitted to enter there, but will have to wander about forever without a resting place." The events leading to this vision are the subject of A Spirited Resistance, the poignant story of the Indian movement to challenge Anglo-American expansionism. Departing from the traditional confines of the history of American Indians, Gregory Evans Dowd carefully draws on ethnographic sources to recapture the beliefs, thoughts, and actions of four principal Indian nations―Delaware, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Creek. The result is a sensitive portrayal of the militant Indians―often led by prophets―who came to conceive of themselves as a united people, and launched an intertribal campaign to resist the Anglo-American forces. Dowd also uncovers the Native American opposition to the movement for unity. That opposition, he finds, was usually the result of divisions within Indian communities rather than intertribal rivalry. In fact, Dowd argues, intertribal enmity had little to do with the ultimate failure of the Indian struggle; it was division within Indian communities, colonial influence on Indian government, and the sheer force of the Anglo-American campaign that brought the Indian resistance movement to an end. An evocative history of long frustration and ultimate failure, A Spirited Resistance tells of a creative people, whose insights, magic, and ritual add a much-needed dimension to our understanding of the American Indian.

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America ​a Prophecy Ismeretlen szerző
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Ismeretlen szerző - America ​a Prophecy
When ​Thoreau wrote in his Journal in 1841, Good poetry seems so simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets, and when Whitman describes Leaves of Grass as a language experiment, they are expressing an approach to poetry that never ceased and has grown continuously during recent decades. This ground-breaking anthology of the early 1970s takes such an approach in presenting the poetry of the North American continent. It includes many recognized poets of the period, though appearing here in often unexpected contexts, and others who have been overlooked but whose contributions to the development of poetry are revolutionary. Starting from their own moment, the editors have read back into the more distant past and selected from broad American traditions works that had thitherto been considered outside the realm of poetry proper: the native poetry of the American continent, African-American sermons, blues and gospels, and the sacred, often innovative poetry of such radical religious groups as the Shakers. The book takes its title from William Blake's poem presenting the American Revolution as not only a powerful, promising and problematic historical event but the birth of a new development in man's consciousness-one that finds complex expression in the poetry of a continent. Selections mostly appear non-chronologically in juxtapositions suggesting what T. S. Eliot called the simultaneous order of all poetries of all times.

Jerome Rothenberg - Shaking ​the Pumpkin
In ​the aftermath of Technicians of the Sacred (1968) the next step Jerome Rothenberg took toward the construction of an experimental ethnopoetics was an assemblage of traditional works and commentaries thereon focused entirely on one of the world's still surviving and incredibly diverse deep cultures. The resultant work, Shaking the Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of the Indian North Americas, is the Mount Rushmore not only of literary archeology but also for understanding the forms, conditions and promise of being American, which Walt Whitman, among others, holds is being a poet.

Robbie Robertson - Hiawatha ​and the Peacemaker
Born ​of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation. Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker's message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves-a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution. Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings. Together, the team of Robertson and Shannon has crafted a new children's classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages. Includes a CD featuring an original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.

Melvin R. Gilmore - Prairie ​Smoke
Early ​in the spring, when the snow has scarcely melted, the Northern Great Plains are covered with gray-blue flowers that look like smoke hovering over the prairie. These are the fuzzy pasque flowers--"very brave little flowers," say the Cree Indians, "that arrive while it is still so cold that they must come wearing their fur coats." This book takes its evocative title from that flower. Prairie Smoke tells the traditional stories and describes the lifeways of some of the first people of the Plains: the Pawnee, Sioux, Hidatsa, Mandan, Arikara, and Omaha Indians. Through these stories, we learn of the essential ties native peoples have to the land that gave them life.

Jason Aaron - Scalped ​- The Deluxed Edition Book Five
The ​search for his mother’s killer has been the anchor keeping undercover FBI agent Dashiell Bad Horse from being swept away in the chaos engulfing the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation. Now that he has at last discovered the truth, the way is finally clear for Dash to fulfill the promises he made to both his employer and his mother’s spirit. But the man who murdered Gina Bad Horse is still at large, and the FBI’s target—Chief Lincoln Red Crow—is about to complicate things by burning down his own criminal network. After years of violence and exploitation, a new rez is poised to rise from the ashes of the old—and no one knows who will be left alive to see it. Collects Scalped #50-60.

Jason Aaron - Scalped ​- The Deluxed Edition Book Four
Fifteen ​years ago, Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse ran away from a life of poverty and hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in search of something better. Now he's come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret. He finds nothing much has changed on "the rez"--short of a glimmering new casino run by a corrupt leader named Red Crow, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime.But now, Chief Red Crow's most trusted are finding themselves in difficult positions. His right-hand man gets embroiled in a murder mystery, while his mentor challenges him for tribal leadership. A heart-wrenching Vietnam War flashback introduces Wade--Dash's infamous father--who scandalously returns to the rez. Dash faces his immense inner demons as he enters a pursuit of his mother's killer. Collects Scalped #35-46.

Jason Aaron - Scalped ​- The Deluxed Edition Book One
Fifteen ​years ago, Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he's come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude, and one dark secret to find nothing much has changed on "The Rez" - short of a glimmering new casino and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action? Collects Scalped #1-11.

Jason Aaron - Scalped ​- The Deluxed Edition Book Three
Drugs, ​poverty, alcoholism: the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation has it all. Native son Dash Bad Horse swore he'd never come back to the Rez, but the FBI had other ideas. Against all odds, Dash has managed to keep his cover intact while gaining the trust of Lincoln Red Crow, the man whose criminal empire he's been tasked with bringing down. But like everything on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation, the road has been dirty and dangerous, with death always just a slip of the tongue away. Tough as he is, Dash is starting to buckle under the pressure--and after the brutal murder of his mother, the job has finally pushed him over a line he never intended to cross. Now just when he needs all his wits to navigate the ever-shifting web of intrigue around him, Dash has numbed himself blind with sex, booze and heroin--and three decades' worth of secrets are about to explode all over the Rez. Collects Scalped #25-34.

Jason Aaron - Scalped ​- The Deluxed Edition Book Two
FBI ​agent Dash Bad Horse has been forced back into a life and a place that he thought he'd escaped years before: the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation. To bring down local crime boss Lincoln Red Crow, Dash goes undercover as one of Red Crow's hired guns. And he finds that life on the Rez is still the same mess of drugs, crime and tragedy. But when Dash's own mother is slaughtered and scalped, the double agent's loyalties become even more tangled--until not even he's sure who the real bad guys are. Collects Scalped #12-24.

Anton Treuer - Atlas ​of Indian Nations
Atlas ​of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell. In the most comprehensive atlas of Native American history and culture available, the story of the North American Indian is told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography. This illustrated atlas is perfect for fans of Empire of the Summer Moon, Blood and Thunder, and National Geographic atlases, as well as those fascinated with the Old West. Organized by region, this encyclopedic reference details Indian tribes in these areas: beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances and animosities, key historical events, and more. See the linguistic groupings and understand the constantly shifting, overlapping boundaries of the tribes. Follow the movement, growth, decline, and continuity of Indian nations and their lifestyles.

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