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Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

Sami Lakomäki

Abstract

This book traces the history of Shawnee nation-building and diaspora through the era of European colonialism and state-making in North America. Focusing on Native American politics, it argues that the Shawnee people created two competing strategies for coping with the colonial invasion. In the late seventeenth century the shockwaves of the European intrusion scattered the Shawnees from their Ohio Valley homelands across eastern North America. This diaspora taught many Shawnees to rely on mobility and flexible community fissions to survive in the colonial world. Others, however, came to see dis ... More

Keywords: Shawnee, Native American, diaspora, nation-building, Native American politics, colonialism, American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300180619
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300180619.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sami Lakomäki, author
University of Oulu