Red Dreams, White Nightmares: Pan-Indian Alliances in the Anglo-American Mind,1763–1815

Robert M. Owens

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Red Dreams, White Nightmares: Pan-Indian Alliances in the Anglo-American Mind,1763–1815

Red Dreams White Nightmares Pan Indian Alliances in the Anglo American Mind From the end of Pontiac s War in through the War of fear even paranoia drove Anglo American Indian policies In Red Dreams White Nightmares Robert M Owens views conflicts between whites an

  • Title: Red Dreams, White Nightmares: Pan-Indian Alliances in the Anglo-American Mind,1763–1815
  • Author: Robert M. Owens
  • ISBN: 9780806146461
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the end of Pontiac s War in 1763 through the War of 1812, fear even paranoia drove Anglo American Indian policies In Red Dreams, White Nightmares, Robert M Owens views conflicts between whites and Natives in this era invariably treated as discrete, regional affairs as the inextricably related struggles they were As this book makes clear, the Indian wars north of thFrom the end of Pontiac s War in 1763 through the War of 1812, fear even paranoia drove Anglo American Indian policies In Red Dreams, White Nightmares, Robert M Owens views conflicts between whites and Natives in this era invariably treated as discrete, regional affairs as the inextricably related struggles they were As this book makes clear, the Indian wars north of the Ohio River make sense only within the context of Indians efforts to recruit their southern cousins to their cause The massive threat such alliances posed, recognized by contemporary whites from all walks of life, prompted a terror that proved a major factor in the formulation of Indian and military policy in North America Indian unity, especially in the form of military alliance, was the most consistent, universal fear of Anglo Americans in the late colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods This fear was so pervasive and so useful for unifying whites that Americans exploited it long after the threat of a general Indian alliance had passed As the nineteenth century wore on, and as slavery became widespread and crucial to the American South, fears shifted to Indian alliances with former slaves, and eventually to slave rebellion in general The growing American nation needed and utilized a rhetorical threat from the other to justify the uglier aspects of empire building a phenomenon that Owens tracks through a vast array of primary sources Drawing on eighteen different archives, covering four nations and eleven states, and on than six dozen period newspapers and incorporating the views of British and Spanish authorities as well as their American rivals Red Dreams, White Nightmares is the most comprehensive account ever written of how fear, oftentimes resulting in Indian hating, directly influenced national policy in early America.

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    1. David Nichols on said:

      In his now-classic A SPIRITED RESISTANCE, Gregory Dowd described Native Americans' efforts, sometimes successful but mostly not, to build a “pan-Indian” alliance capable of deterring or resisting white American expansion. In this 2015 follow-up to Dowd's opus, Robert M. Owens argues that the promoters of Indian unity achieved some of the psychological effects they wanted, but that their success in this regard eventually proved their undoing. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, [...]

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