“Native American Revolutions” Introduction – A Series on #VastEarlyNativeAmerica


Any perceptive #twitterstorian or scholar of the Age of Revolutions will notice the repeated reference to the idea of #VastEarlyAmerica. Karin Wulf named her blog after the historiographical shift. Other group and personal blogs have started to plumb the depths of the historical American periphery, and its place within the western hemisphere and world history. Conferences and papers have been devoted to it (talks too). Books and articles are now pouring out of presses, rethinking the origins of the United States in terms of its contours, as well as its (dis)contents — many of these works have been penned by our esteemed contributors. In this series, we revisit an important side of #VastEarlyAmerica, by thinking of #VastEarlyNativeAmerica. We have asked historians to think about Native American agency during the American Revolution. The result is the following schedule of amazing scholars, working the myriad angles of Native American experience, perception, agency, or lack thereof.


October 18, 2017:

Karim M. Tiro, “Deconflicting Iroquoia

October 23, 2017:

David Andrew Nichols, “The Economic Revolution in Indian Country

October 30, 2017:

Andrew K. Frank, “Indigenous South Florida and the American Revolution

November 6, 2017:

Kathleen DuVal, “Chickasaws and the American Revolution

November 13, 2017:

Kate Fullagar, “Cherokees in the Revolutionary Era: A Biographical Perspective

November 20, 2017:

Michael Lynch, “Manliness and the Making of the Revolutionary War in Cherokee Country

November 27, 2017:

Michael A. McDonnell, “The War in the West: The American Revolution in the pays d’en haut

November 29, 2017:

Kate Fullagar and Michael A. McDonnell, “Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age

November 30, 2017:

Jason W. Herbert, “Native American Revolutions Bibliography

Title imageFour Indian Kings painted by Jan Verelst, 1710. 

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