Simon Girty : Wilderness Warrior (Paperback)

Author: Butts, Edward

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Was the frontiersman Simon Girty a monster as painted by his U.S. enemies in the American Revolution, or was he a hero and benefactor of First Nations people as celebrated by Canadian and American Natives and the British?


Publisher Ingram Pub Services
Mfg Part# 9781554889495
SKU 218665860
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1554889499
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 4.25L x 0.75T
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Editors Note During the American Revolution and the border conflicts that followed, Simon Girty's name struck terror into the hearts of U.S. settlers in the Ohio Valley and the territory of Kentucky. Girty (1741–1818) had lived with the Natives most of his life. Scorned by his fellow white frontiersmen as an "Indian lover," Girty became an Indian agent for the British. He accompanied Native raids against Americans, spied deep into enemy territory, and was influential in convincing the tribes to fight for the British.The Americans declared Girty an outlaw. In U.S. history books he is a villain even worse than Benedict Arnold. Yet in Canada, Girty is regarded as a Loyalist hero, and a historic plaque marks the site of his homestead on the Ontario side of the Detroit River.In Native history, Girty stands out as one of the few white men who championed their cause against American expansion. But was he truly the "White Savage" of legend, or a hero whose story was twisted by his foes?
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Number of Pages 0276
Publisher Dundurn Group
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