American Indians and the American Revolution, 1775–1783

  • Colin G. Calloway
Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)


Scholars of Indian history have often neglected the impact of the American Revolution on American Indians, preferring to lump the Revolution together with the other wars and calamities of the late eighteenth century and pointing out that replacing King George III with President George Washington meant little to Indian peoples whose struggle to preserve their lands and cultures continued. But the Revolution was a devastating experience for many Indian people and marked the beginning of a new era in their history.


AMERICAN INDIANS Indian People Indian Land AMERICAN Revolution Indian Country 
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  1. 1.
    Clarence W. Alvord, ed., Kaskaskia Records, 1778–1790, in Collections of the Mnois State Historical Society (1909): 5:163–65.Google Scholar

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© Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin G. Calloway
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  1. 1.University of WyomingUSA

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