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The Resource Masters of Empire : Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America, Michael A. McDonnell

Masters of Empire : Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America, Michael A. McDonnell

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Masters of Empire : Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America
Title
Masters of Empire
Title remainder
Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. McDonnell
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Masters of Empire, the historian Michael A. McDonnell reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Though less well known than the Iroquois or Sioux, the Anishinaabeg, who lived across Lakes Michigan and Huron, were equally influential. Masters of Empire charts the story of one group, the Odawa, who settled at the straits between those two lakes, a hub for trade and diplomacy throughout the vast country west of Montreal known as the pays d'en haut. Highlighting the long-standing rivalries and relationships among the great Indian nations of North America, McDonnell shows how Europeans often played only a minor role in this history, and reminds us that it was native peoples who possessed intricate and far-reaching networks of commerce and kinship, of which the French and British knew little. As empire encroached upon their domain, the Anishinaabeg were often the ones doing the exploiting. By dictating terms at trading posts and frontier forts, they played a crucial part in the making of early America. Through vivid depictions--all from a native perspective--of early skirmishes, the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution, Masters of Empire overturns our assumptions about colonial America. By calling attention to the Great Lakes as a crucible of culture and conflict, McDonnell reimagines the landscape of American history"--
  • "A radical reinterpretation of early American history from a native point of view, centered on the Odawa tribe of Northern Michigan"--
Summary
Describes and chronicles the important historical role the native people of the Great Lakes had in the history of North America, highlighting the Anishinaabeg tribe's experiences with other native Americans, as well as with the newcomer Europeans
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10460291
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McDonnell, Michael A
Dewey number
977.4/01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ottawa Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • HISTORY
  • Indians of North America
  • Ottawa Indians
  • Huron, Lake, Region (Mich. and Ont.)
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
  • United States
  • Lake Huron
  • Great Lakes Region
  • Lake Huron Region
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Great Lakes Indians and the making of America
Label
Masters of Empire : Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America, Michael A. McDonnell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old stories and new -- Recentering Michilimackinac -- Defending Anishinaabewaki -- Expansion -- The balance of power -- The first Anglo-Indian War -- The second Anglo-Indian War -- Reorienting empire -- Dependence -- Persistence in an era of Removal
Control code
1522340
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780809029532
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809029532
  • (OCoLC)898419520
Label
Masters of Empire : Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America, Michael A. McDonnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old stories and new -- Recentering Michilimackinac -- Defending Anishinaabewaki -- Expansion -- The balance of power -- The first Anglo-Indian War -- The second Anglo-Indian War -- Reorienting empire -- Dependence -- Persistence in an era of Removal
Control code
1522340
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780809029532
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809029532
  • (OCoLC)898419520

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