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The Indian World of George Washington

The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
Written by: Colin G. Calloway
Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins

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In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time - Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle - and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware; in the process, he returns them to their rightful place in the story of America's founding. The Indian World of George Washington spans decades of Native American leaders' interactions with Washington, from his early days as surveyor of Indian lands to his military career against both the French and the British to his presidency, when he dealt with Native Americans as a head of state would with a foreign power, using every means of diplomacy and persuasion to fulfill the new republic's destiny by appropriating their land. By the end of his life, Washington knew more than anyone else in America about the frontier and its significance to the future of his country.

The Indian World of George Washington offers a fresh portrait of the most-revered American and the Native Americans whose story has been only partially told. Calloway's biography invites us to look again at the history of America's beginnings and see the country in a whole new light.

©2018 Colin G. Calloway (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • James WFE Mooney
  • 2019-05-25

A wonderful historical masterpiece

This book enlightened my understanding of why and how our country became the great nation it has become!

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  • Sean Lowman
  • 2019-07-05

Fantastic book. Choppy narration.

Great book. Very detailed. An essential read if you want to know the full story of our nation's early history. Narration could have more smooth. Sometimes made random pauses which were distracting.

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  • EJ morris
  • 2019-02-08

A Washington hate book

Typical liberal slant to portray the Indians as benevolent with a perfect society that never hurt or took advantage of each other before the white man showed up. I can sum up this book and just a few words, Colonials and the white man are evil. Unfortunately there is nothing new or of great historical value in this book. Sadly.

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