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The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 Stephen Warren

The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870

Stephen Warren

Published December 12th 2008
ISBN : 9780252076459
Paperback
232 pages
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Stephen Warren traces the transformation in Shawnee sociopolitical organization over seventy years as it changed from village-centric, multi-tribe kin groups to an institutionalized national government. By analyzing the crucial role that individuals,MoreStephen Warren traces the transformation in Shawnee sociopolitical organization over seventy years as it changed from village-centric, multi-tribe kin groups to an institutionalized national government. By analyzing the crucial role that individuals, institutions, and policies played in shaping modern tribal governments, Warren establishes that the form of the modern Shawnee tribe was coerced in accordance with the U.S. governments desire for an entity with whom to do business, rather than as a natural development of traditional Shawnee ways.