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Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America

Daniel Ingram


This fascinating look at the cultural and military importance of British forts in the colonial era explains how these forts served as communities in Indian country more than as bastions of British imperial power. Their security depended on maintaining good relations with the local Native Americans, who incorporated the forts into their economic and social life as well as into their strategies. This book uses official British records, traveler accounts, archaeological findings, and ethnographic information to reveal native contributions to the forts' stories. Based on in-depth research at five ... More

Keywords: British forts, Indian country, Native American culture, British imperial culture, empire, British military, imperial domination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037974
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Ingram, author