Social Layering in Prophetstown

Written October 1, 2015 In the story of Prophetstown and Tecumseh’s Uprising, the number of actors who influenced events can make crafting a clear explanation unwieldy. At times, there seem to be as many ‘sides’ as there are actors. Yet there are patterns of behavior that become more distinct through the division of actors into … Continue reading Social Layering in Prophetstown

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French and Algonquian Approaches to the Middle Ground: 1650 to 1700 on the Great Plains

Written September 6, 2015 Richard White’s The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 describes the creation of a new reality for the North American continent that came forth through the interaction of Native American, French, English, and Spanish cultures. White tells readers that “The American Republic succeeded in doing … Continue reading French and Algonquian Approaches to the Middle Ground: 1650 to 1700 on the Great Plains