Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams - American Indian Lives (Paperback)
  • Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams - American Indian Lives (Paperback)
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Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams - American Indian Lives (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 01/07/2005
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One of the earliest memoirs by an American Indian, Chainbreaker presents the recollections of a Seneca chief, also known as Governor Blacksnake. A fighter in the American Revolution who lived more than a century, Chainbreaker told his story as an old man in the 1840s to a fellow Seneca, Benjamin Williams, who translated it and committed it to paper. Epic in scale and yet intensely personal, Chainbreaker's story provides a rare Native view of warfare and diplomacy during a crucial period in American history. His account is only fully available in this edition, featuring extensive commentary by Thomas S. Abler.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803264502
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"It is a real pleasure to see the memoirs of Governor Blacksnake at last in print, well edited and introduced by a leading ethnohistorian. . . . All credit is due to Thomas Abler for making Blacksnake's fascinating text available to scholars and general readers in this extremely well edited publication."-Anthony F. C. Wallace, Ethnohistory -- Anthony F. C. Wallace * Ethnohistory *
"A rare look at the Indian side of the Revolution . . . A substantial contribution to the literature of Indian history, diplomacy, and survival in the Revolutionary Era."-Western Historical Quarterly * Western Historical Quarterly *
"A significant resource."-American Indian Quarterly * American Indian Quarterly *
"This collaboration is especially noteworthy because both participants were Native American. . . . A powerful work."-Studies in American Indian Literature * Studies in American Indian Literature *

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