Return to home page
Searching: Otterbein library catalog
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, statewide lending via OhioLINK and SearchOhio has been suspended. OPAL member libraries have closed or are operating at reduced service levels. Please contact your library with specific lending requests or if you need assistance.
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
Title The World turned upside down : Indian voices from early America / edited with an introduction by Colin G. Calloway.
Imprint Boston : St. Martin's Press, ©1994.

Series The Bedford series in history and culture
Bedford series in history and culture.
Subject Indians of North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
Indians of North America -- Biography.
Alt Name Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon), 1953-
Description xv, 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Note "Bedford book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Voices from the shore -- Cultural conflicts, contests, and confluences -- Land, trade, and treaties -- In a world of warfare: Indians and the wars for empire -- American Indians and the American Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Indian voices from the new nation.
Summary This unique collection presents Native American perspectives on the events of the colonial era, from the first encounters between Indians and Europeans in the early seventeenth century through the American Revolution in the late eighteenth century. The documents collected here are drawn from letters, speeches, and records of treaty negotiations in which Indians addressed settlers. Colin Calloway's introduction discusses the nature of such sources and the problems of interpreting them and also analyzes the forces of change that were creating a "new world" for Native Americans during the colonial period. An overview introduces each chapter, and a headnote to each document comments on its context and significance. Maps, illustrations, a bibliography, and an index are also included.
ISBN 031210281X (hbk.)
9780312102814 (hbk.)
0312083505 (pbk.)
9780312083502 (pbk.)
OCLC # 30146263
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 Introduction: "Times Are Altered with Us Indians"1
  A World of Changes1
  Indians in Colonial America8
  Sources of Indian History: Weighing the Evidence11
1Voices from the Shore20
  The Creation of the World: Iroquois Creation Story, ca. 1816 / John Norton22
  The Creeks Come to Their Homeland: Origin of the Creek Confederacy, 1735 Chekilli27
  A Dream of Strangers: The Floating Island, 1869 / Josiah Jeremy32
  Meeting the Dutch at Manhattan: The Arrival of the Dutch, ca. 1765 / John Heckewelder34
  "What Can You Get by Warre . . .?": Speech to Captain John Smith, 1609 Powhatan38
  "The Coming of a Strange Race": July 4 Speech, 1854 / Josiah Quinney40
2Cultural Conflicts, Contests, and Confluences43
  A Native American Theological Debate: A Dialogue between Piumbukhou and His Unconverted Relatives, ca. 1671 / John Eliot45
  A Micmac Questions French "Civilization": A Micmac Responds to the French, ca. 1677 / Chrestien LeClerq49
  An Indian Woman Bequeaths Her Property: Will, 1749 / Naomai Omaush52
  Autobiography of an Indian Minister: A Short Narrative of My Life, 1768 / Samson Occom54
  Letters of a Narragansett Family: Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 / Sarah Simon62
  Letters of a Narragansett Family: Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 / Sarah Simon64
  Letters of a Narragansett Family: Letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 / Daniel Simon65
  The Iroquois Reject Wheelock's "Benevolence": Speech of the Oneida Headmen, 177266
  The Iroquois Reject Wheelock's "Benevolence": Speech of the Onondaga Council, 177269
  A Delaware "Mouthpiece": Response to the Unconverted Delawares, 1772 / Joseph Pepee70
  "The White Woman of the Genesse": A Narrative of Her Life, 1824 / Mary Jemison71
3Land, Trade, and Treaties78
  Submission to "Old England": Act of Submission, 1644 Narragansett Indians79
  Two Land Deeds from Maine: Deed to John Parker, June 14, 1659 Nanuddemance83
  Two Land Deeds from Maine: Deed to Andrew and Arthur Alger, September 19, 1659 / Jane of Scarborough85
  Indian Land Claims Disputed: Agreement of Gay Head Indians Not to Sell Land to the English, 1681 Mittark86
  The "River Indians" Answer Governor Burnet: Reply to William Burnet, Governor of New York, 1722 Mahican Indians88
  The Alienation of the Natchez: Reply of the Stung Serpent, 1723 / Antoine Le Page du Pratz90
  The Casco Bay Treaty: An Account of Negotiations Leading to the Casco Bay Treaty, 1727 / Loron Sauguaarum91
  The "Walking Purchase": A Delaware Complaint and an Iroquois Response: Complaint against the "Walking Purchase," November 21, 1740 Delaware Indians95
  The "Walking Purchase": A Delaware Complaint and an Iroquois Response: Response to the Delawares' Complaint, July 12, 1742 Canasatego98
  The Treaty of Lancaster: Speech at the Treaty of Lancaster, July 4, 1744 Canasatego99
  A Guardian System for Indian Lands: Petition to the Massachusetts General Court, June 11, 1752 Indians at Mashpee104
  Resolving Conflicts with Colonial Neighbors: Reply to Colonists' Complaints, 1754 / King Hagler106
  Colonists Encroach on the Stanwix Line: Speech to the Governors of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, December 4, 1771 / John Killbuck110
4In a World of Warfare: Indians and the Wars for Empire115
  La Barre's Failed Bluff: Speech to New France Governor La Barre, 1684 Garangula117
  Iroquois Loyalty Turns to Disenchantment: Promise to Uphold the Covenant Chain, 1692 Cheda120
  Intertribal Conflict Fostered by Colonists: Speech to the Virginia Commissioners at the Treaty of Lancaster, 1744 Gachadow124
  The Abenakis Defy the English: Speech Resisting Colonial Expansion, 1752 Atiwaneto126
  The Chickasaws Appeal for Help: Speech to the Governor of South Carolina, April 5, 1756 Chickasaw Headmen128
  French and Indian Wars, or French and English Wars?: Response to the Moravian Ambassador, 1758 Delaware Indians132
  A New Era for Algonkians and Englishmen: Speech to Alexander Henry, 1761 Minavavana134
  Pontiac's War: The Master of Life Speaks to the Wolf, 1763 Pontiac137
  The Pleas and Plight of the Choctaw Chiefs: Speeches to John Stuart, Mobile, Alabama, 1772 Choctaw Chiefs139
5American Indians and the American Revolution, 1775-1783146
  The Oneidas Declare Neutrality: Speech to Governor Trumbull, 1775 Oneida Indians148
  Joseph Brant Addresses His Majesty's Secretary of State: Address to Lord Germain, 1776 / Joseph Brant150
  Cherokees Fight for Their Survival: Speech at Treaty Talks with Virginia and North Carolina, 1777 / Corn Tassel153
  The Delawares and the Treaty of Fort Pitt: Letter to George Morgan, 1779 Delaware Indians155
  The Revolution through the Eyes of a Seneca Woman: A View of the Revolution, 1775-1779 / Mary Jemison157
  The Revolution through Captain Pipe's Eyes: Speech to British Colonel DePeyster, November 1781 Captain Pipe160
  Adjusting to New Realities: The Chickasaws' Revolution: Message to Congress, July 1783 Chickasaw Chiefs162
  Brant Demands the Truth: Message to Governor Frederick Haldimand, 1783 / Joseph Brant166
6Indian Voices from the New Nation170
  Alexander McGillivray Rejects American Pretensions: Letter to Governor Arturo O'Neill, July 10, 1785 / Alexander McGillivray171
  The United Indian Nations Announce a New Policy: Speech at the Confederate Council, November 28 and December 18, 1786 United Indian Nations174
  The World Turned Upside Down: Petition to the Connecticut State Assembly, May 1789 / Henry Quaquaquid, Robert Ashpo177
  Joseph Brant Weighs Indian and White Civilizations: Indian vs. White Civilization, 1789 / Joseph Brant179
  The Continuing Conflict over Land: Proposal to Maintain Indian Lands, 1793 Indian Representatives181
 Epilogue: Surviving as Vanishing Americans184
 Appendix I. Treaty between the Abenaki Indians and the English at Casco Bay, 1727186
 Appendix II. Treaty with the Delawares, 1778190
 Questions for Consideration194
 Selected Bibliography196