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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 (ISBN10: 080326450X; ISBN13: 9780803264502)
ISBN13: 978-0803264502
ISBN10: 080326450X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0803214460
ISBN10: 0803214464

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 per
iod 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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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
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Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Year Published: 2005
International: No



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