North American Indian Tribes of the Great Lakes

North American Indian Tribes of the Great Lakes

by Michael G Johnson, Jonathan Smith
     
 

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This book details the growth of the European Fur trade in North America and how it drew the Native Americans who lived in the Great Lakes region, notably the Huron, Dakota, Sauk and Fox, Miami and Shawnee tribes into the colonial European Wars. During the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, these tribes took sides and became important

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This book details the growth of the European Fur trade in North America and how it drew the Native Americans who lived in the Great Lakes region, notably the Huron, Dakota, Sauk and Fox, Miami and Shawnee tribes into the colonial European Wars. During the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, these tribes took sides and became important allies of the warring nations. However, slowly the Indians were pushed westward by the encroachment of more settlers. This tension finally culminated in the 1832 Black Hawk's War, which ended with the deportation of many tribes to distant reservations.

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"The author examines tribal groups broken down by language, intertribal relationships,
the Indians’ religion and their material culture in terms of clothing, equipment and weaponry. In addition, some notable personalities are profiled ... this 48-page book is chock full of interesting information complemented by photographic re-creations, illustrations, maps and full-color plates created by Jonathan Smith." -Toy Soldier & Model Figure (August 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780964997
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #467
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
357,802
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael G. Johnson has researched Native American history and culture for more than 35 years. He has written a number of books on the subject in the Men-at-Arms series, including Men-at-Arms 344: Tribes of the Sioux Nation. In July 2000 he was presented with The Denali Press Award by the American Library Association, for his Macmillan Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. He has contributed to exhibitions for the Arts Council of Great Britain and the American Museum in Bath, UK, and has visited more than 30 Indian communities and reservations.

Jonathan Smith was born in London in 1959. He attended St Martin's School of Art, and obtained a degree in fine art from Goldsmith's College of Art. His work has been exhibited in many galleries. He has had a lifelong interest in tribal peoples, particularly Native Americans and has travelled extensively in the USA and Canada with peoples of many tribal nations.

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