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Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams

Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams - 05 edition

Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780803264502

ISBN10: 080326450X

Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams by Thomas S. Abler - ISBN 9780803264502
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams by Thomas S. Abler - ISBN 9780803264502

ISBN13: 9780803264502

ISBN10: 080326450X

Edition: 05

Summary

One of the earliest memoirs by an American Indian, Chainbreaker presents the recollections of a Seneca chief, also known as Governor Blacksnake. A fighter in the American Revolution who lived more than a century, Chainbreaker told his story as an old man in the 1840s to a fellow Seneca, Benjamin Williams, who translated it and committed it to paper. Epic in scale and yet intensely personal, Chainbreaker's story provides a rare Native view of warfare and diplomacy during a crucial period in American history. His account is only fully available in this edition, featuring extensive commentary by Thomas S. Abler.Thomas S. Abler is a professor of anthropology at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Hinterland Warriors and Military Dress: European Empires and Exotic Uniforms.

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