Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations: The Treaties of 1736-62

Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations: The Treaties of 1736-62

by Susan Kalter

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British colonial relations with the native peoples of eastern North America

This is an annotated edition of the treaties between the British colonies and Indian nations, originally printed and sold by Benjamin Franklin. Last published in 1938, Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations makes these important treaties available once again, featuring a simpler, easier-to-read format, extensive explanatory notes, and maps. A detailed introduction by Susan Kalter puts the treaties in their proper historical and cultural context. 

This carefully researched edition shows these treaties to be complex intercultural documents, and provides significant insight into the British colonists’ relationship with native peoples of North America. They also reveal the complexity of Benjamin Franklin’s perceptions of Native Americans, showing him in some negotiations as a promoter of the Indian word against the colonial one. Finally, the treaties offer an enormous wealth of linguistic, aesthetic, and cultural information about the Iroquois, the Delawares, and their allies and neighbors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252091582
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 472
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susan Kalter is an assistant professor of English at Illinois State University, Normal.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Introduction Editor's Note Treaties September and October 1736 July 1742 June and July 1744 October 1745 November 1747 July 1748 October 1753 July and November 1756 March, April, and May 1757 July and August 1757 October 1758 August 1761 August 1762 Glossary Index

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