A dramatic narrative with a tragic conclusion. . . . A lively, readable account of an overlooked episode in Native American history.”Journal of the West
A fine history that focuses upon diplomacy, the fur trade, and intertribal conflict.”Gary Clayton Anderson, The Journal of American History
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About the Author
R. David Edmunds, Professor of History at the University of Texas in Dallas, is a historian of Native American people and the American West. The author or editor of ten books and over one hundred essays, articles, and other shorter publications, Edmunds' major works have been awarded the Francis Parkman Prize (The Potawatomis: Keepers Of The Fire, 1978); the Ohioana Prize for Biography (The Shawnee Prophet , 1983); and the Alfred Heggoy Prize of the French Colonial Historical Society (The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge To New France, 1993).
The late Joseph L. Peyser, who was Professor Emeritus of French at Indiana University, South Bend, and well known as an editor and translator of documents relating to New France, received the 1991 Hesseltine Award of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for his research on the French-Fox conflict.