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Gathering Together
The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600–1870

Sami Lakomäki

Weaving Indian and Euro-American histories together in this groundbreaking book, Sami Lakomäki places the Shawnee people, and Native peoples in general, firmly at the center of American history. The book covers nearly three centuries, from the years leading up to the Shawnees’ first European contacts to the post–Civil War era, and demonstrates vividly how the interactions between Natives and newcomers transformed the political realities and ideas of both groups.

 

Examining Shawnee society and politics in new depth, and introducing not only charismatic warriors like Blue Jacket and Tecumseh but also other leaders and thinkers, Lakomäki explores the Shawnee people’s debates and strategies for coping with colonial invasion. Th...

The Lamar Series in Western History

2014   344 pp.  12 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300180619  $40.00 sc

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