William W. Warren: The Life, Letters, and Times of an Ojibwe by Theresa M. Schenck

By Theresa M. Schenck

This is the 1st full-length biography of William W. Warren (1825–53), an Ojibwe interpreter, historian, and legislator within the Minnesota Territory. dedicated to the pursuits of the Ojibwe at a time of presidency makes an attempt at elimination, Warren lives on in his influential booklet History of the Ojibway, nonetheless the main commonly learn and mentioned resource at the Ojibwe humans. The son of a Yankee fur dealer and an Ojibwe-French mom, Warren grew up in a frontier neighborhood of combined cultures. Warren's loyalty to govt Indian rules used to be challenged, yet by no means his loyalty to the Ojibwe humans. In his brief existence the problems with which he used to be involved incorporated land rights, treaties, Indian elimination, mixed-blood politics, and nation and federal Indian policy.
Theresa M. Schenck has assembled a amazing selection of newly found records. Dozens of letters and different writings remove darkness from not just Warren’s middle and brain  but in addition a time of radical switch in American Indian historical past. those files, mixed with Schenck’s observation, offer old and contextual point of view on Warren’s lifestyles, at the breadth of his actions, and at the complexity of the fellow himself; as such they give an invaluable and long-awaited spouse to Warren’s History of the Ojibway.

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