His Majesty's Indian Allies: British Indian Policy in the Defence of Canada, 1774-1815

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His Majesty's Indian Allies is a study of British-Indian policy in North America from the time of the American Revolution to the end of the War of 1812, with particular focus on Canada.

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Overview

His Majesty's Indian Allies is a study of British-Indian policy in North America from the time of the American Revolution to the end of the War of 1812, with particular focus on Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Robert S. Allen's His Majesty's Indian Allies is a readable, thought-provoking, worthwhile summary of British-Indian relations, which effectively complements the existing literature on the British and the Great Lakes Indians."

"Nowhere has the new attitude towards the Indians been better illustrated than in Rob Allen's His Majesty's Indian Allies."

"His Majesty's Indian Allies is a work of sound and extensive scholarship which can be read with interest by those schooled in James Fenimore Cooper or otherwise fascinated by the romance of Indian lore."

"A valuable book that intensively considers Canada's defense from the American War of Independence through the War of 1812."

"Allen's study offers interesting new historical insights into why Canada's Native peoples consider themselves still to be more than mere pawns in Ottawa's sovereignty-association games."

Roy A. Rauschenberg
"Robert S. Allen's His Majesty's Indian Allies is a readable, thought-provoking, worthwhile summary of British-Indian relations, which effectively complements the existing literature on the British and the Great Lakes Indians."
David Curtis Skaggs
"Nowhere has the new attitude towards the Indians been better illustrated than in Rob Allen's His Majesty's Indian Allies."
Hereward Senior
"His Majesty's Indian Allies is a work of sound and extensive scholarship which can be read with interest by those schooled in James Fenimore Cooper or otherwise fascinated by the romance of Indian lore."
American Library Association
"A valuable book that intensively considers Canada's defense from the American War of Independence through the War of 1812."
Sidney Allinson
"Allen's study offers interesting new historical insights into why Canada's Native peoples consider themselves still to be more than mere pawns in Ottawa's sovereignty-association games."
American Review of Canadian Studies
"Robert S. Allen's His Majesty's Indian Allies is a readable, thought-provoking, worthwhile summary of British-Indian relations, which effectively complements the existing literature on the British and the Great Lakes Indians."
— Roy A. Rauschenberg
Northwest Ohio Quarterly
"Nowhere has the new attitude towards the Indians been better illustrated than in Rob Allen's His Majesty's Indian Allies."
— David Curtis Skaggs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550021844
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert S. Allen earned his doctorate in history at the University of Wales. His previous publications include The British Indian Department and the Frontier in North America (1975), Native Studies in Canada: A Research Guide (1989, 3d ed.), and Loyalist Literature (1982). Allen lives in Ottawa and is deputy chief, Claims and Historical Research Centre, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The centre's mandate is to facilitate native researchers and others in aspects of native history and land-claims investigations.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Part 1 British-Indian Relations in Colonial America to 1774
1 Forging the Chain of Friendship 12
2 Sir William Johnson and the Indian Department 22
Part 2 Rebellion and Resistance, 1774-1796
3 The American Rebellion and the Frontier 40
4 The Struggle for the Ohio Valley 57
Part 3 In the Defence of Canada, 1796-1815
5 Renewing the Chain of Friendship 88
6 The War of 1812: Michilimackinac and Upper Canada 123
7 The War of 1812: The Northwest 149
Part 4 Government-Indian Relations in the Post-1815 Years: Canada and the United States
8 From Warriors to Wards 168
9 Epilogue: Recasting the Chain of Friendship 195
Appendices 211
Notes 227
Bibliography 270
Index 289
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