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Author Grimes, Richard S., author.

Title The western Delaware Indian nation, 1730-1795 : warriors and diplomats / Richard S. Grimes.

Publication Info. Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Studies in eighteenth-century America and the Atlantic world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: to "enjoy the light of heaven" -- "We conquer'd you; we made women of you": the Delawares as women and the Six Nations-Pennsylvania chain of friendship -- The western migration of the Delawares, 1730-1750 -- "We, the Delawares of Ohio, do proclaim war against the English": the political ascension of the western Delawares, 1750-1756 -- "We are now men, and not so easily frightened": western Delaware identity during the Seven Years' War -- "On behalf of all our nation": the coming together of the turtle, turkey, and wolf -- White Eyes, the great council, and the united brethren: peacemakers on the Muskingum, 1770-1776 -- The quest for nationhood: Delawares and the American Revolution -- "A nation...shattered, wrecked, and severed": the demise of the Delaware new world order, 1783-1795 -- Conclusion: "that we might again be one people".
Summary During the eighteenth century, the three tribes of the Delaware Indians underwent dramatic transformation as they migrated westward across the Allegheny mountain to encounter new challenges and the clash of empires and nations in the turbulent British American backcountry of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Combining native oral traditions, ethnology, and colonial history Richard S. Grimes tells a compelling story of the western Delaware Indian nation; their emergence, triumphs, tribulations, and tragic fall.
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Subject Delaware Indians -- History -- 18th century.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Delaware Indians.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Grimes, Richard S., author. Western Delaware Indian nation, 1730-1795 Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press, [2017] 9781611462241 (DLC) 2017032881
ISBN 9781611462258 (Electronic)
9781611462241 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781611462265 (pbk.)