The Iroquois in the War of 1812

The Iroquois in the War of 1812

by Carl Benn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802081452

ISBN-13: 9780802081452

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Until now, the story of Iroquois participation in the War of 1812 has not received detailed examination, and there have consequently been major gaps in our understanding of the Iroquois, their relations with Euroamerican society, and the course of the war itself. The Iroquois in the War of 1812 proves that, in fact, the Six Nations' involvement was 'too

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Until now, the story of Iroquois participation in the War of 1812 has not received detailed examination, and there have consequently been major gaps in our understanding of the Iroquois, their relations with Euroamerican society, and the course of the war itself. The Iroquois in the War of 1812 proves that, in fact, the Six Nations' involvement was 'too significant to ignore.'

Benn explores this involvement by focusing on Iroquois diplomatic, military, and cultural history during the conflict. He looks at the Iroquois' attempts to stay out of the war, their entry into hostilities, their modes of warfare, the roles they played in different campaigns, their relationships with their allies, and the effects that the war had on their society. He also details the military and diplomatic strength of the Iroquois during the conflict, despite the serious tensions that plagued their communities.

This account reveals how the British benefited more than the Americans from the contributions of their Iroquois allies, and underscores how important the Six Nations were to the successful defence of Canada. It will appeal to general readers in both Canada and the United States and will have relevance for students and scholars of military, colonial, and Native history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802081452
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Usage
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
1Survival: The Iroquois to 181210
2The Crisis of Alliance: Spring and Summer 181229
3'We Wish Not to Be Sold': The Iroquois Way of War67
4The Niagara Campaign: Autumn 181286
5The Twisted Road to Beaver Dams: January-June 1813103
6Iroquois versus Iroquois: July-December 1813123
7The Last War Dance: 1814153
8'Give Us Hopes of Finding Some Relief': 1815 and Beyond174
AppIroquois Population and Combat Strength in 1812195
Notes201
Selected Bibliography249
Index257

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