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The Resource "The chiefs now in this city" : Indians and the urban frontier in early America, Colin G. Calloway

"The chiefs now in this city" : Indians and the urban frontier in early America, Colin G. Calloway

Label
"The chiefs now in this city" : Indians and the urban frontier in early America
Title
"The chiefs now in this city"
Title remainder
Indians and the urban frontier in early America
Statement of responsibility
Colin G. Calloway
Title variation
Indians and the urban frontier in early America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America's founding involved the melding of disparate cultures and communities, a blurring of boundaries, some physical and others imagined. One of the most significant divisions in early America was that between the country's vast and sparsely populated interior and its crowded coastal cities. To many white colonials, the urban and rural divide represented the borderline between civilization and savagery. Embodying the latter were the nation's Native populations. Wherever Indians lived defined the frontier. As Colin Calloway's fascinating new book reveals, however, a large number of Native leaders were well acquainted with city life. In fact, over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries they were in town often, regularly traveling to Albany, Boston, Charleston, Philadelphia, Montreal, Quebec, New York, and New Orleans--primarily to conduct diplomatic or trade business, but often from a sense of curiosity and adventure. Some were even tourists. During their visits, which were sometimes for extended periods, they walked the streets, sat in pews, drank in taverns, and slept in hotels and lodging houses. Crowds gathered to see them; people attended the theatre to witness "the Chiefs now in this city"--as they were widely called in newspaper accounts--"watch a play." Based on primary accounts, Calloway's book illuminates in words and pictures what Native visitors to these cities both saw and how they were seen. Their experiences redefine standards narratives, reminding us that America's beginning involved far more than violent confrontations--raids and wars and massacres--between colonists and Indigenous peoples and included longstanding and often sophisticated interaction in metropolitan settings. In the process, "The Chiefs Now in This City" offers both a corrective and a vibrant portrait of a country in formation. --
Assigning source
From dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calloway, Colin G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
  • City and town life
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Atlantique, Côte de l' (États-Unis)
  • Vie urbaine
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • HISTORY / Indigenous People of the Americas
  • City and town life
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Travel
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
Target audience
adult
Label
"The chiefs now in this city" : Indians and the urban frontier in early America, Colin G. Calloway
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The things they saw
  • Performance and performers
  • Going home
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction:
  • Native Americans' urban frontiers
  • The towns and cities of early America
  • Coming to town
  • The other Indians in town
  • Taking their lives in their hands
  • Portrait gallery: picturing chiefs in the city
  • Lodging, dining, and drinking
Control code
1197721411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780197547656
Lccn
2021286709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1197721411
Label
"The chiefs now in this city" : Indians and the urban frontier in early America, Colin G. Calloway
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The things they saw
  • Performance and performers
  • Going home
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction:
  • Native Americans' urban frontiers
  • The towns and cities of early America
  • Coming to town
  • The other Indians in town
  • Taking their lives in their hands
  • Portrait gallery: picturing chiefs in the city
  • Lodging, dining, and drinking
Control code
1197721411
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780197547656
Lccn
2021286709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1197721411

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