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Title:
Chainbreaker's war : a Seneca chief remembers the American Revolution : an authentic narrative
Author:
Blacksnake, Governor, approximately 1753-1859.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Hensonville, N.Y. : Black Dome Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781883789336
Format :
Book

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Summary

Interviewed in 1845, Seneca Chief Chainbreaker recalls his time fighting alongside the British during the American Revolutionary War. He recalls not just the battles along the frontier, but also the diplomatic efforts on both sides of the war to sway the Iroquois towards or away from the British forces and post-war treaty negotiations with George Washington. Chainbreaker's narrative is supplemented by other eyewitness accounts of the events he recounts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Table of Contents

Gordon R. WilleyG. Peter Jemison
Prefacep. 9
Forewordp. 11
Chainbreaker Speaksp. 19
Editor's Notep. 22
Chapter 1 "No People Can Live More Happy"p. 29
Chapter 2 "We Will Go and Attend the Father"p. 48
Chapter 3 "Few White Men Escaped from Us"p. 63
Chapter 4 "It Was Done in Honor"p. 70
Chapter 5 "I Killed Many"p. 81
Chapter 6 "The Danger Was Near at Hand"p. 95
Chapter 7 "Remember Me Who Rescued You"p. 130
Chapter 8 "We Won't Give Up Our Lands"p. 140
Chapter 9 "The War Was Now Closed"p. 157
Chapter 10 "They Gave Us Poison in Return"p. 175
Chapter 11 "To Go West Once More"p. 199
Afterwordp. 206
Notesp. 209
Annotated Bibliographyp. 214
Indexp. 220