The Lancaster Treaty of 1744: With Related Documents / Edition 1

The Lancaster Treaty of 1744: With Related Documents / Edition 1

by James H. Merrell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312454147

ISBN-13: 9780312454142

Pub. Date: 02/11/2008

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

The Lancaster Treaty of 1744 offers students a close look at colonial-Indian relations in North America. The treaty minutes offer some of the best historical evidence of Iroquois perspectives on colonial power and diplomacy. James Merrell uses the treaty minutes, published by Benjamin Franklin shortly after the end of the negotiations, to illuminate critical issues

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The Lancaster Treaty of 1744 offers students a close look at colonial-Indian relations in North America. The treaty minutes offer some of the best historical evidence of Iroquois perspectives on colonial power and diplomacy. James Merrell uses the treaty minutes, published by Benjamin Franklin shortly after the end of the negotiations, to illuminate critical issues in the mid-eighteenth-century struggles between and among Indians and colonial empires. These issues, including competing colonial claims, land use and tenure, diplomacy, and cultural exchange, bring complex colonial worlds to life for students. Accompanying the treaty minutes are four documents by European and colonial observers who visited the Iroquois before, during, or after the treaty negotiations, shedding further light -- and some ambiguity -- on Indian-white relations in this period. A list of major figures, a chronology of events, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index further enable students' exploration of this event.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312454142
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
02/11/2008
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
444,158
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

List of Illustrations

PART ONE. INTRODUCTION: INDIANS, COLONISTS, AND TREATIES

Major Figures in the Lancaster Treaty

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, June 26, 1977: An American History Lesson

Indians and Other Early Americans

The Iroquois League: Its History and Diplomacy

Treaties Between Indians and Colonists

Crisis and Contempt: The Hard Road to Lancaster

The 1744 Lancaster Treaty

Treaty Minutes as Historical Texts

The Aftermath of the Lancaster Treaty

PART TWO. THE DOCUMENT

A Note About the Text

A Treaty Held at the Town of Lancaster, In PennsylvaniaÉin June 1744, printed and sold by Benjamin Franklin

PART THREE. RELATED DOCUMENTS

1. Benjamin West, Indians Giving a Talk to Colonel Bouquet in a Conference, 1766

2. John Bartram, Observations on a Visit to Onondaga, July-August 1743

3. Conrad Weiser, Report on the Council Proceedings at Onondaga, July-August 1743

4. Witham Marshe, Journal of the Treaty Held with the Six Nations, June-July 1744

Appendixes

A Chronology of Events Related to the Lancaster Treaty of 1744 (c. 1300-1784)

Questions for Consideration

Selected Bibliography

Index

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