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The Indian world of George Washington : the first President, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation

by Calloway, Colin G. 1953- (Author)

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"An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation's first president, Colin G. Calloway's book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington's relations with the First Americans."--Provided by publisher. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Learning curves
  • Virginia's Indian country
  • The Ohio Company and the Ohio Country
  • Into Tanaghrisson's world
  • Tanaghrisson's war
  • Braddock and the limits of empire
  • Frontier defense and a Cherokee alliance
  • Frontier advance and a Cherokee war
  • The other revolution
  • Confronting the Indian boundary
  • "A good deal of land."
  • The question of Indian allies
  • Town destroyer
  • Killing Crawford
  • Building a nation on Indian land
  • The first President and the first Americans
  • An Indian policy for the new nation
  • Courting McGillivray
  • The greatest Indian victory
  • Philadelphia Indian diplomacy
  • Achieving empire
  • Transforming Indian lives
  • A death and a non-death.