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Author Sleeper-Smith, Susan, author
Title Indigenous prosperity and American conquest : Indian women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792 / Susan Sleeper-Smith
Imprint Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  E78.O4 S58 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020596805
Descript x, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The agrarian village world of the Ohio Valley Indians -- The evolution of the Indian fur trade: from Green Bay to the Wabash River Valley -- Reopening the Western trade -- Webs of community: "The Gris & Turtle came to us and breakfasted with us as usual" -- Picturing prosperity -- Plunder and massacre -- Capturing Indian women -- "I foresaw, that if I parted with my land, I should reduce the women and children to weeping."
"What frustrated Washington was his ongoing failure to induce Indians north of the Ohio to cede their lands ... Washington had sought to pacify the Indians by abandoning the doctrine of discovery and reimbursing them for their lands. But they continued to refuse to come to the treaty table, condemned further land cessions north of the Ohio, and formed the first northwestern Indian confederacy to oppose intrusion on their homelands ... Washington had to find other means to undercut Indian resistance. Those means involved razing villages, destroying the crops, and taking hostage the women and children the warriors were trying to protect ... Washington ordered the Kentucky militia to cut a wide swath of terror though agrarian communities clustered along the Wabash. Those villages, primarily populated by women, served as the breadbasket for Indian forces. Washington believed that the destruction of these communities and the kidnapping of their women and children would force those warriors to return to their villages and abandon their resistance to Washington's forces. He had done it successfully to the Seneca during the Revolutionary War, and he planned to do it again"-- Introduction
Subject Indians of North America -- Ohio River Valley -- Government relations
Indians, Treatment of -- Ohio River Valley -- History
Indian women -- Ohio River Valley -- History -- 18th century
Indian women -- Ohio River Valley -- History -- 17th century
Kidnapping -- Ohio River Valley -- History
United States -- History -- 1783-1815
United States -- History -- 1783-1865
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