Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations

Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations

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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. _x000B_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. _x000B__x000B_a€œThe primary problem of the first Epoch was the premature removal of the Lynx, whose untimely death so embittered Grandmother that ... Hiawatha below saw Deganawidaa#39;s face reflected in the water but thought that he was seeing himself.

Title:Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations
Author: Susan Kalter
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2006-09-26

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