IROQUOIS IN THE WAR OF 1812

Benn, Carl

ISBN 10: 0802081452 / ISBN 13: 9780802081452
Verlag: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1998
Zustand: Near Fine Hardcover
Verkäufer Warren Berry (Ashville, NY, USA)

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Brown boards, brown cloth spine. 272 pages with index. Illustration plates. Two very small, faint spots of spine cloth, else fine. Jacket fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 902882

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Titel: IROQUOIS IN THE WAR OF 1812

Verlag: University of Toronto Press, Toronto

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Near Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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Until now, the story of Iroquois participation in the War of 1812 has not received detailed examination, and there have consequently been major gaps in our understanding of the Iroquois, their relations with Euroamerican society, and the course of the war itself. The Iroquois in the War of 1812 proves that, in fact, the Six Nations' involvement was 'too significant to ignore.'

Benn explores this involvement by focusing on Iroquois diplomatic, military, and cultural history during the conflict. He looks at the Iroquois' attempts to stay out of the war, their entry into hostilities, their modes of warfare, the roles they played in different campaigns, their relationships with their allies, and the effects that the war had on their society. He also details the military and diplomatic strength of the Iroquois during the conflict, despite the serious tensions that plagued their communities.

This account reveals how the British benefited more than the Americans from the contributions of their Iroquois allies, and underscores how important the Six Nations were to the successful defence of Canada. It will appeal to general readers in both Canada and the United States and will have relevance for students and scholars of military, colonial, and Native history.

About the Author:

Carl Benn is Curator of Military History at Heritage Toronto and author of Historic Fort York, 1793-1993.

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