A Wampum Denied


Author:
Sandy Antal
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
450
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press

Price:
Sale price$29.95

Description

This formative history takes a new look at the war on the Detroit frontier in 1812-13. Powerful key players such as Procter Tecumseh and Brock, their disparate war aims, and the "all or nothing" character of the campaigns they waged still seem larger than life. Author Sandy Antal's (retired major in Canadian Forces) reconstruction of First Nations and national aspiration, vested colonial interest, and territorial aggression, reveals motives and expedients that were as often mundane as heroic. A Wampum Denied: Proctor's War of 1812 reassesses the much-maligned career of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, traces the Canadian/British/First Nations side of the conflict, and casts new light on an allied military strategy that very nearly succeeded, but when it failed, failed spectacularly.

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