William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest /

Born to Anglo-American parents on the Appalachian frontier, captured by the Miami Indians at the age of thirteen, and adopted into the tribe, William Wells (1770--1812) moved between two cultures all his life but was comfortable in neither. Vilified by some historians for his divided loyalties, he r...

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Main Author: Heath, William, 1942- (Author)
Language: English
Published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2015]
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Format: Printed Book Book Biography Nonfiction
Summary: Born to Anglo-American parents on the Appalachian frontier, captured by the Miami Indians at the age of thirteen, and adopted into the tribe, William Wells (1770--1812) moved between two cultures all his life but was comfortable in neither. Vilified by some historians for his divided loyalties, he remains relatively unknown even though he is worthy of comparison with such famous frontiersmen. Heath's thoroughly researched book is the first biography of this man-in-the-middle. Heath examines pioneer life in the Ohio Valley from both white and Indian perspectives, yielding rich insights into Wells's career as well as broader events on the post-revolutionary American frontier, where Anglo-Americans pushing westward competed with the Indian nations of the Old Northwest for control of territory.
Physical Description: xviii, 500 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-482) and index.
ISBN: 9780806151199
0806151196
9780806157504
080615750X