Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution

Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution

by Alan Taylor
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Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Alan Taylor is not as successful with his latest product. The book is unorganized at points while brilliant at others. The borderlands framework, while insightful, looses its conceptual power throughout several points in the book. The book, moreover, turns into a series of vignettes rather than a running connected, narrative. A fan of Taylor's previous works, and an Iroquoianist, I was dissapointed with this work. In fact, he misquotes one of the most important works in Seneca history. Anthony F.C. Wallace's 'Death and Rebirth of the Seneca,' is often cited as Destruction and Rebirth. While this might seem minor, it reflects a larger problem with the work. Here, as in other places, Taylor reveals that he has not immersed himself enough in the world of the Iroquois. Ethnohistorical methods are needed, and Taylor's approach does not give the Iroquois, particularly the Seneca, the depth of new discovery that the borderlands framework could have potentially inspired. I will provide one example: was the prophet Handsome Lake responding to shifting borders and the effects of such change on Seneca life? Not in Taylor's analysis. Taylor does not cast any new light on this prophet, nor does he cast new light on a host of other important Seneca leaders (except Red Jacket), men who treated and traded as an important power on a post-Revolutionary borderlands, men who were on a new cutting-edge style of leadership as Confederacy power diminished. This was a hurried attempt to hit the market, especially in a politically-charged environment concerned with borders and border-protection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age: 27 moons<p>Rank: New Warcheif<p>Mate: Blaze<p>Cubs/Kits: None yet!<p>Appearence: He has black fur and silver eyes.
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H&sigma<_>r&eta&epsilon&tau <br> :: Age : 25 Moons :: <br> :: Gender : &male :: <br> :: Rank : Warrior :: <br> :: Appearance : A dark, rusty brown-gray with cream-gray paws and underbelly. His eyes are a steel blue and his nose is a salmon pink. A singular black patch runs down his muzzle, banking the bridge of his nose, ending a his mouth. The tip of his muzzle is a sharp white, sharp in contrast from the darker colors of his pelt. He is stout-bodied and muscar, but surprisingly agile. :: <br> :: Persona : Laid back; obedient; strong-willed; rule-follower :: <br> :: Crush : Erm... He just got here.... :: <br> :: Mate : Nope :: <br> :: Cubs : Nope :: <br> :: Kin : Only knows Lichen :: <br> :: History : Nerp :: <br> :: Other : Ask :: <p> |&iota<_>ch&epsilon&eta <br> :: Age : 25 Moons :: <br> :: Gender : &female :: <br> :: Rank : Warrior :: <br> :: Appearance : A lighter shade of her brother. Her pelt has a golden tint with almost white paws and underbelly. Her eyes are the most golden-brown, sometimes warm and stometimes hard. Her form is lithe and sleek. :: <br> :: Persona : More of the rebel; quiet but outspoken when provoked; fierce; joker :: <br> :: Crush : *hack!* Sorry. Hairball. :: <br> :: Mate : Nope :: <br> :: Cubs : Aw.... their so cute&mdash;No :: <br> :: Kin : Just Hornet :: <br> :: History : Hehe... no... :: <br> :: Other : Click the [X] ::
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Name: Jewel <br> Gender: &female <br> Age: 25 moons <br> Rank: Warrior <br> Looks: She has bright white fur, with black speckles lining her back, ear tips, and muzzle. Her eyes are bright green. <br> Personality: She is sweet, protective, and very loyal. She loves hunting the most, but if she must choose she likes to fight rather than spy. <br> Mate: Rain(deceased)- a large grey tom with piercing amber eyes. <br> Pups: Midnight + Storm <br> Crush: none at the moment <p> Name: Midnight <br> Gender: &tom <br> Age: 3 moons <br> Looks: He has pure black fur, white paws, and dark blue eyes. <br> Personality: He is nice, but doesn't make friends easily. Because of how quiet he is, its easy for him to get bullied. He is really close to his sister. <br> Kin: Jewel[mother], Rain[father, dead], Storm[sister] <p> Name: Storm <br> Gender: &female <br> Age: 4 moons <br> Looks: She has light grey fur with a white underbelly and tail-tip. Her eyes are green with amber flecks along the outside of he pupils. <br> Personality: she is mischevious, playful, and gets along with everyone. She can be VERY stubborn, and she fights for what she believes in. She is very protective of Midnight. <br> Kin: Jewel[mother], Rain[father, dead], Midnight[brother]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: My name is Lyptica. <p> Age: 26 Moons <p> Gender: She is a female. &female <p> Personality: She is headstrong and stubborn. It is hard to geg her to crack, she is also bit<_>chy. She follows rules, and at war she will kick as<_>s and take names. <p> Fur: Her fur is a tanish color with white streka through her fur. <p> Eyes: Her eyes are blue with tiny flecks of green. <p> Crush: Striker.. <p> Mate: I don't have a mate. <p> Cubs/Pups: Nupe.
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Name: Soulfire <br> Age: 27-30 Moons <br> Gender: Male <br> Rank: Warrior <br> Mate: N/A <p> Personality: He is a fierce and loyal warrior who never disobeys an order or a rule. He is silent but can open up. He can be ticked off at times and is friendly. He is barely playful or happy and doesnt smile always. At times, his words may end off with a growl. (Dosent mean he is mad. Or angry.) <p> Appearance: He has a brownish fur with flecks of red across his body. He also has battle scars with a barely visable streak of red across his back. A few of his claws are chipped and a scar that goes through his eye, however his eyes miracously survived without damage. <p> Other: Go away and hit that [X] Goodbye!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: RiverRish, but call her Rush. <br> Age: 26 <br> Gender: Female &female <p> Mate: None, but hoping. <br> Crush: Er...B.......uh.........r...um....er.....a....huh........v.......eh.......e. There. <br> Pups/Kits: Not yet. <p> Appearance: She is dark brown with a sandy colored chest and belly. Her pelt is long, making her look similar to a lynx without the little ear pricks. Her paws are large and thick, and always leaving prints. The brown part of her coat has hints of silver all over , specialy near her tail. The blue of her eyes are a little dark, like a sappfire blue. <p> Personality: Nice, and informative, kind, funny. <p> Likes: Action. <br> Dislikes: Concieted people. Bad grammar. Godmodders. The name Angel. <p> Siggeh: &#28954 &#28974 <p> If you need anything just ask! I don't bite unless I don't like you! Please excuse any typos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
_{Name}_Brave_{Age}_29 moons_{Rank}_Deputy_ <p> {] Persona [} <br> Calm cat, almost never is off his paws; always moving around. He loves to hunt. Just from his hunting instinct; his basic survival/fighting instinct, he has great courage and determination. He will fight anywhere and anything. <p> {] Appearence [} <br> Light brown with a dark, chocolatey under-belly color. His paws are big, legs agile and built for running. His tail is long, about two taillengths of the normal clancat. <p> {] Crush//Mate//Pups [} <br> I'm not heartless. // Not at the moment. // Would like a few. <p> So... there's my amazing supercalifrigiliciousexpiallidocious (don't care if I spelled it wrong) bio.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks- a cream, with an eyespot and tail tip like powdered sugar. Lean body, well fed.))) Gender-female.))) Mate-none.))) Crush-maybe.))) Personality- sweet and maternal, but can be feirce.))) History- left her birth clan...thats about it...)))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gender:female Looks: bronze colored with a white tail tip dark brown eyes left ear is missing a little piece from a fight History: been in lots of fights that she dosnt like to talk about Personality: nice brave tough calm but can be a little exctided once in a while Family: Sabel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I<_>&eta&iota&tau&iota&alpha<_>l I<_>&eta<_>f<_>&sigma<_>rm<_>&alpha&tau&iota&sigma&eta <p> Name- Poop! No really. Look up. [For people who can't see headlines... TOO BAD!] Nah. My name's Blaze.<br> Gender- Don't insult meh! &female <br> Age- Go away.<br> <p> A<_>&tau<_>r<_>&iota<_>b<_>&upsilon&tau&epsilon<_>s<p> Looks- Blaze is a light tawny lioness with a streak of white down her back. She has a bright smile and beautiful amber eyes.<p> Persona- Meet her!<p> F<_>&alpha<_>m<_>&iota<_>l<_>&gamma <p> Mother- Unknown<br> Father- Shade<br> Brothers- Shade and Fire<br> Sister- Flare<br> Mate- Chronicle<br> Cubs- None yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name- Death <p> Gender- male <p> Appearece- Black fur, green eyes, muscular body. He has very sharp teeth and claws, has white stripes on his rib areas, a patch of white on his left eye, white paws. <p> Mate- none <p> Crush- none <p> Cubs- Nah. <p> Personality- Calm, intelligent. <p> Rank- Cheiftan <p> History- none. <p> I think that's it........ <p>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is dead. Figure is Warchief
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name twilight gender ffemale pelt color kinda the color of twilight and eye color the color of ice crush maybe kits mate nipe