A Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812

A Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812

by Sandy Antal
     
 

This formative history takes a new look at a dramatic conflict-the war on the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. Powerful key players (Procter, Tecumseh and Brock), their disparate war aims, and the "all or nothing" character of the campaigns they waged still seem larger than life. Yet Sandy Antal's careful reconstruction of Native and national aspiration, vested

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This formative history takes a new look at a dramatic conflict-the war on the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. Powerful key players (Procter, Tecumseh and Brock), their disparate war aims, and the "all or nothing" character of the campaigns they waged still seem larger than life. Yet Sandy Antal's careful reconstruction of Native and national aspiration, vested colonial interest, and territorial aggression, reveals motives and expedients that were as often mundane as heroic. A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned career of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, traces the Canadian/British/Native side of the conflict (amid a literature dominated by the American view), and casts new light on an allied military strategy that very nearly succeeded, but when it failed, failed spectacularly.

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"A Wampum Denied is a tour de force ... a mature piece of work, well-grounded in primary sources and a significant contribution to the field. This is the best work, by far, that I've read on the Northwest campaign in many years." Dr. Larry Nelson, Director, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Ohio

"In A Wampum Denied, retired Canadian army officer Sandy Antal seeks to rehabilitate Procter's reputation. His case is compelling. He shows that although Procter was badly served by his superiors in the east ... he did a good job of managing his troops an

“Antal’s work is a detailed account of the struggles to preserve what was then the Canadian west, southwest Ontario, and the border with Michigan. Colonists were few and the transportation network limited.” British Journal of Canadian Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780886293185
Publisher:
Mcgill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
01/15/1997
Series:
Carleton Library Series
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.27(d)

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