Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams

Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams

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One of the earliest memoirs by an American Indian, Chainbreaker presents the recollections of a Seneca chief, also known as Governor Blacksnake. A fighter in the American Revolution who lived more than a century, Chainbreaker told his story as an old man in the 1840s to a fellow Seneca, Benjamin Williams, who translated it and committed it to paper. Epic inSee more details below

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One of the earliest memoirs by an American Indian, Chainbreaker presents the recollections of a Seneca chief, also known as Governor Blacksnake. A fighter in the American Revolution who lived more than a century, Chainbreaker told his story as an old man in the 1840s to a fellow Seneca, Benjamin Williams, who translated it and committed it to paper. Epic in scale and yet intensely personal, Chainbreaker’s story provides a rare Native view of warfare and diplomacy during a crucial period in American history. His account is only fully available in this edition, featuring extensive commentary by Thomas S. Abler.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803264502
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
American Indian Lives Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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