I recently finished up Wind of the Spirit by J.M. Hochstetler, a novel that, among other things, explores the complicated world of Native Americans during the Revolution. It made me want to learn more. So, this week I'm wishing for a nonfiction history title, The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities by Colin G. Calloway.
This study presents the first broad coverage of Indian experiences in the American Revolution rather than Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending parties. Colin Calloway focuses on eight Indian communities as he explores how the Revolution often translated into war among Indians and their own struggles for independence. Drawing on British, American, Canadian and Spanish records, Calloway shows how Native Americans pursued different strategies, endured a variety of experiences, but were bequeathed a common legacy as a result of the Revolution.
What are you wishing for this week?