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About the Author

Colin G. Calloway, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, is the recipient of the 1993 John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award. His most recent books are Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England (1991) and The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800: War, Migration and the Survival of Indian People, which was selected by Choice Magazine as one of the Outstanding Academic Books of 1990. His current work examines the experience of Indian people during the American Revolution. Calloway and Barry O'Connell are co-editors of Native Ameicans of the Northeast: Culture, History, and the Contemporary, a series of books published by The University of Massachusetts Press.

Table of Contents



  List of Illustrations


  Introduction: "Times Are Altered with Us Indians"

    A World of Changes

    Indians in Colonial America

    Sources of Indian History: Weighing the Evidence


  1. Voices from the Shore

    The Creation of the World

       John Norton, Iroquois Creation Story, ca. 1816

    The Creeks Come to Their Homeland

       Chekilli, Origin of the Creek Confederacy, 1735

    A Dream of Strangers

       Josiah Jeremy, The Floating Island, 1869

    Meeting the Dutch at Manhattan

       John Heckwelder, The Arrival of the Dutch, ca. 1765

    "What Can You Get by Warre . . .?"

       Powhatan, Speech to Captain John Smith, 1609

    "The Coming of a Strange Race"

       Josiah Quinney, July 4 Speech, 1854


  2. Cultural Conflicts, Contests, and Confluences

    A Native American Theological Debate

       John Eliot, A Dialogue between Piumbukhou and His Unconverted Relatives, ca. 1671

    A Micmac Questions French "Civilization"

       Chrestien LeClerq, A Micmac Responds to the French, ca. 1677

    An Indian Woman Bequeths Her Property

       Naomai Omaush, Will, 1749

    Autobiography of an Indian Minister

       Samson Occom, A Short Narrative of My Life, 1768

    Letters of a Naragansett Family

       Sarah Simon, Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767

       Sarah Simon (the Daughter), Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769

       Daniel Simon, Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771

    The Iroquois Reject Wheelock's "Benevolence"

       Speech of the Oneida Headman, 1772

       Speech of the Onondaga Council, 1772

    A Delaware "Mouthpiece"

       Joseph Pepee, Response to the Unconverted Delawares, 1772

    "The White Woman of the Genesee"

       Mary Jemison, A Narrative of Her Life, 1824


  3. Land, Trade, and Treaties

    Submission to "Old England"

       Naragansett Indians, Act of Submission, 1644

    Two Land Deeds from Maine

       Nanuddemance, Deed to John Parker, June 14, 1659

       Jane of Scarborough, Deed to Andrew and Arthur Alger, September 19, 1659

    Indian Land Claims Disputed

       Mittark, Agreement of Gay Head Indians Not to Sell Land to the English, 1681

    The "River Indians" Answer Govenor Burnet

       Mahican Indians, Reply to William Burnet, Govenor of New York, 1722

    The Alienation of Natchez

       Antoine Le Page du Pratz, Reply of the Stung Serpent, 1723

    The Casco Bay Treaty

       Loron Sauguaarum, An Account of Negotiations Leading to the Casco Bay Treaty, 1727

    The "Walking Purchase": A Delaware Complaint and an Iroquois Response

       Delaware Indians, Complaint against the "Walking Purchase," November 21, 1740

       Canasatego, Response to the Delawares' Complaint, July 12, 1742

    The Treaty of Lancaster

       Canasatego, Speech at the Treaty of Lancaster, July 4, 1744

    A Guardian System for Indian Lands

       Indians at Mashpee, Petition to the Massachusetts General Court, June 11, 1752

    Resolving Conflicts with Colonial Neighbors

       King Hagler (Nopkehe), Reply to Colonists' Complaints, 1754

    Colonists Encroach on the Stanwix Line

       John Killbuck, Speech to the Govenors of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, December 4, 1771


  4. In a World of Warfare: American Indians and the Wars for Empire

    La Barre's Failed Bluff

       Garangula, Speech to New France Govenor La Barre, 1684

    Iroquois Loyalty Turns to Disenchantment

       Cheda, Promise to Uphold the Covenant Chain, 1692

    Intertribal Conflict Fostered by Colonists

       Gachadow, Speech to the Virginia Commissioners at the Treaty of Lancaster, 1744

    The Abenakis Defy the English

       Atiwaneto, Speech Resisting Colonial Expansion, 1752

    The Chickasaws Appeal for Help

       Chickasaw Headman, Speech to the Govenor of South Carolina, April 5, 1756

    French and Indian Wars, or French and English Wars?

       Delaware Indians, Response to the Moravian Ambassador, 1758

    A New Era for Algonkians and Englishmen

       Minavavana, Speech to Alexander Henry, 1761

    Pontiac's War

       Pontiac, The Master of Life Speaks to the Wolf, 1763

    The Pleas and Plight of the Choctaw Chiefs

       Choctaw Chiefs, Speeches to John Stuart, Mobile, Alabama, 1772


  5. American Indians and the American Revolution, 1775-1783

    The Oneidas Declare Neutrality

       Oneida Indians, Speech to Govenor Trumbull, 1775

    Joseph Brant Addresses His Majesty's Secretary of State

       Joseph Brant, Address to Lord Germain, 1776

    Cherokees Fight for Their Survival

       Corn Tassel, Speech at Treaty Talks with Virginia and North Carolina, 1777

    The Delawares and the Treaty of Fort Pitt

       Delaware Indians, Letter to George Morgan, 1779

    The Revolution through the Eyes of a Seneca Woman

       Mary Jemison, A View of the Revolution, 1775-1779

    The Revolution through Captain Pipe's Eyes

       Captain Pipe, Speech to British Colonel DePeyester, November 1781

    Adjusting to New Realities: The Chickasaws' Revolution

       Chickasaw Chiefs, Message to Congress, July 1783

    Brant Demands the Truth

       Joseph Brant, Message to Govenor Frederick Haldimand, 1783


  6. Indian Voices from the New Nation

    Alexander McGillivray Rejects American Pretensions

       Alexander McGillivray, Letter to Govenor Arturo O'Neill, July 10, 1785

    The United Indian Nations Announce a New Policy

       United Indian Nations, Speech at the Confederate Council, November 28 and December 18, 1786

    The World Turned Upside Down

       Henry Quaquaquid and Robert Ashpo, Petition to the Connecticut State Assembly, May 1789

    Joseph Brant Weighs Indian and White Civilizations

       Joseph Brant, Indian vs. White Civilization, 1789

    The Continuing Conflict over Land

       Indian Representatives, Proposal to Maintain Indian Lands, 1793


  Epilogue: Surviving as Vanishing Americans




    Appendix I. Treaty between the Abenaki Indians and the English at Casco Bay, 1727

    Appendix II. Treaty with the Delawares, 1778

    Questions for Consideration

    Selected Bibliography



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Calloway, Colin G.
Calloway, Colin G.
Calloway, Colin G.
Colin G. Cal
Calloway, Colin G.
Bedford Books
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Indians of north america
United States - General
Folklore & Mythology
Mythology and folklore
Folk-lore, indian
Indians of North America -- Biography.
General History
Indians of North America -- History.
Biography - General
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