Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War

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In the spring of 1832, when the Indian warrior Black Hawk and a thousand followers marched into Illinois to reoccupy lands earlier ceded to American settlers, the U.S. Army turned to rival tribes for military support. In order to grasp Indian motives, John Hall explores their alliances in earlier wars with colonial powers as well as in intertribal antagonisms and conflicts. Providing a rare view of Indian attitudes and strategies in war and peace, Hall deepens our understanding of Native Americans and the complex roles they ...

Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674035188

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