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Title Warfare of the North American Indians [manuscript]: by James Athearn Jones, 1830
Author Jones, James Athearn (1791-1854)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: An unpublished and incomplete manuscript written by James A. Jones in 1830 while residing in England. In this manuscript, titled "Warfare of the North American Indians," Jones describes several examples of Indian tribal warfare in order to illustrate Indian bravery and fortitude. The last ten pages of the manuscript contains a vivid account given by an English captain of the capture of Fort William Henry in N.Y. during the French and Indian War and the subsequent massacre of English soldiers and civilians by Indians allied with France.
Places Fort William Henry, New York, United States
Keywords soldiers, fort, army, warfare, French and Indian Wars, British Colonialism, British North America
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information James A. Jones, author and editor, was born in Tisbury, Mass. in 1791. Jones’s childhood was influenced by the neighboring Gaylord Indians from whom he learned a variety of legends. He later incorporated many of these stories into his major published work Traditions of the North American Indians, or Tales of an Indian Camp (1829). Jones lived in England from 1829 to 1831 then returned to the U.S., where he eventually edited newspapers in Baltimore and Buffalo. He died in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1854.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 465
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue