Frontier Indiana

Frontier Indiana

Book - 1996
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Book News
A lively history that focuses on people, their family relationships, how they lived, how they viewed the world, and what motivated them. Focuses on the accounts of individuals like Jean-Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes; George Croghan, the ultimate frontier entrepreneur; George Rogers Clark; Josiah Hamar and John Francis Hamtramck; Little Turtle; Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison and William Henry Harrison; Tenskwatawa; Jonathan Jennings; and Calvin Fletcher. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Ingram Publishing Services
Cayton's lively new history of the frontier period in Indiana puts the focus on people, on how they lived, how they viewed their world, and what motivated them. He focuses his account on representative individuals such as Jean-Baptiste Bissot, George Croghan (the ultimate frontier entrepreneur), Little Turtle, Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison and William Henry Harrison, and Tenskwatawa the Shawnee Prophet. Retelling the story of Indiana's settlement in a human and compelling narrative, Cayton makes the experience of exploration and settlement real and exciting for all readers.


Blackwell North Amer
Most history concentrates on the broad sweep of events, battles and political decisions, economic advance or decline, landmark issues and events, and the people who lived and made these events tend to be lost in the big picture. Cayton's lively new history of the frontier period in Indiana puts the focus on people, on how they lived, how they viewed their world, and what motivated them. Here are the stories of Jean-Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes; George Croghan, the ultimate frontier entrepreneur; the world as seen by George Rogers Clark; Josiah Hamar and John Francis Hamtramck; Little Turtle; Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison and William Henry Harrison; Tenskwatawa; Jonathan Jennings; Calvin Fletcher; and many others.
Focusing his account on these and other representative individuals, Cayton retells the story of Indiana's settlement in a human and compelling narrative which makes the experience of exploration and settlement real and exciting. Here is a book that will appeal to the general reader and scholar alike while going a long way to reinfusing our understanding of history and the historical process with the breath of life itself.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780253330482
0253330483
Branch Call Number: 977.2 Cayton 1996
Characteristics: xii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KHCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top