Elusive Empires: Constructing Colonialism in the Ohio by Eric Hinderaker

By Eric Hinderaker

This publication examines and compares the efforts of France, Britain, and the USA to increase imperial dominion over the Ohio Valley, targeting the kinfolk among Europeans and Indians to inform the tale. In a compelling narrative, it considers the ways that France and nice Britain every one tried to create workable empires within the sector, the conflicts that resulted, and the origins and end result of the yankee Revolution within the West. the result's a desirable tale that gives a strikingly new interpretation of the origins, growth, and results of the yank Revolution.

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1723, Logan Papers, HSP, a n d Logan's Account Book, 1 7 1 2 - 1 7 2 0 , Logan Papers, vol. IX, HSP. For Logan's rise in the Indian trade see also Evelyn Benson, " T h e Earliest Use of the T e r m 'Conestoga W a g o n , ' " Papers of the Lancaster County Historical Society, 57 (1953), 1 0 9 - 1 1 9 , a n d Jennings, "Indian T r a d e . , Pa. Col. , vol. II, p p . 3 8 8 - 3 9 1 ; vol. Ill, p p . , Pa. Col. , vol. II, p p . 1 3 1 , 1 4 5 , 1 2 1 - 1 2 2 ; vol. Ill, p p . 2 9 5 - 2 9 8 ; diplomats: Logan to Bizaillon, 28 Oct.

I, p . 3 5 0 a n d following. T h e best discussion of these displacements a n d migrations is in Barry C. Kent, Susquehanna's Indians, T h e Pennsylvania Historical a n d M u s e u m C o m m i s s i o n , A n t h r o p o l o g i c a l Series, n o . 6 ( H a r r i s b u r g , 1984). , The History and Culture of Iroquois Diplomacy (Syracuse, 1 9 8 5 ) , p . 4 1 . Both the D e l a w a r e s a n d , after their arrival in Pennsylvania, the Shawnees, formally acquiesced t o the I r o q u o i s in political affairs; for a description of a D e l a w a r e mission t o offer t r i b u t e , see Fa.

The earliest Shawnees and Delawares were joined by successive waves of other Indian migrants: additional Shawnee and Delaware bands, many of whom had lost their Pennsylvania lands by treaty and sale to the colony; other members of the Iroquois protectorate, including Mahican refugees who had been pushed steadily westward from their original homelands in New England and New York, and bands of southern Indians, especially Nanticokes, who were driven off their lands by Cherokee and Catawba attacks; and a growing population of Iroquois hunters.

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