R EVIEWS EDITED BY ANDREW BURSTEIN AND NANCY ISENBERG The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America. By Stephen Warren. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. 308. Cloth, $39.95.) Reviewed by Daniel Papsdorf In 1755 the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the South, Edmund Atkin, described the Shawnees as ``the Greatest Travellers in America'' (1). Stephen Warren's new book, The Worlds the Shawnees Made, follows the migrations of these travelers, and in doing so seeks to turn familiar, but increasingly complex, narratives of forced relocation and dispossession on their heads by demonstrating how the Shawnees managed to turn loss into strength. Fittingly, Warren's work also ranges widely across disciplines and across much of the North American continent. Warren's introduction dives briskly into several important debates, utilizing ethnography and archeology to formulate an assertive argument against scholars who equate ``migration with loss'' (8). Acknowledging that some pan-Indian practices exist within modern Shawnee society, Warren contends that unique identities survived Jacksonian removal and continue to the present. In this rendition of Shawnee history, Tecumseh stands out not as an exemplar of a Shawnee ability to forge pan-Indian alliances, but as an exception within
Journal of the Early Republic – University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: Nov 24, 2014
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