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The four deaths of Acorn Whistler : telling stories in colonial America

Summary: Analyzes competing accounts of the events surrounding the death of a Creek Indian executed in 1752 for murdering five Cherokee men after war broke out between the tribes. The multiple narratives tell competing versions of why Whistler had to die and what his death meant, each revealing the agendas of colonists, British officials, and Native Americans of the two tribes.

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  • ISBN: 9780674046863 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0674046862 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    310 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : Acorn Whistler and the storytellers -- Imperial. The governor ; The governor's story -- National. The emperor ; The emperor's story -- Local. The family and community ; The family and community's story -- Colonial. The colonists ; The colonists' story -- Epilogue : June 5, 1753.
Subject: Acorn Whistler -1752
Acorn Whistler -1752 Death
Creek Indians Kings and rulers Biography
Cherokee Indians Violence against South Carolina Charleston
Southern States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Great Britain Colonies America Administration
Great Britain Colonies America History 18th century
Genre: Biography.

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APLS 975.0049 PIK 2013 31291002962395 STACKS Available -

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