The Indian Frontier 1763-1846 (Histories of the American Frontier)

The Indian Frontier 1763-1846 (Histories of the American Frontier)

by R.DouglasHurt (Author)

Synopsis

This synthesis of Indian-white relations west of the Appalachians from the end of the French and Indian War to the beginning of the Mexican War is not simply a story of whites versus Indians. The author focuses on relations among the British, the Spanish, the Americans, and Indian tribes in territories claimed by more than one of these groups, with particular emphasis on Indian tribes' pursuit of trade, peace, and guarantees of their land. The broad chronological and geographical scope of this volume encompasses British efforts to enforce new settlement policies after their defeat of the French, the Spanish system of missions and presidios, trade in the Columbia River basin of the Pacific Northwest, the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, and the establishment of a strong military presence to defend the trade routes of the Great Plains. The author's clear explanations of complex negotiations over trade, land, and policy among countless conflicting groups during a period of transition will be invaluable for students and for the interested general reader.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 318
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published: 01 Sep 2002

ISBN 10: 0826319661
ISBN 13: 9780826319661

Media Reviews
One of the best history books of the year, this well-written survey belongs in every academic library and most public libraries.
Hurt has done an admirable job of synthesizing the complex history of Indian versus non-Indian in the US.
Hurt demonstrates an admirable fluency with a wide literature. His chapters are broad ranging, accessible, and informative.
Hurt's excellent account belongs in college classrooms and would make illuminating reading for the interested public as well.
Hurt's richly informative account is no simple story of inevitable conquest. He recognizes causes and consequences, accomodations and repercussions. Hurt's commendable scholarly synthesis is clearly presented and engagingly written. A wide range of libraries and readers should acquire his book.
Hurt's masterfully written synthesis should appeal to the general reader . . and prove invaluable to students and specialists in the field. The preface alone is worth the price of the book, and the chapters that follow live up to expectations. . . This admirable, nuanced survey of a complicated subject should find its way into classrooms and most academic libraries.
[Hurt's] richly informative account is no simple story of inevitable conquest. He recognizes causes and consequences, accomodations and repercussions. Hurt's commendable scholarly synthesis is clearly presented and engagingly written. A wide range of libraries and readers should acquire his book.
Author Bio
R Douglas Hurt