Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1987). 0252013182. Red cloth binding. Spine stamped in gold. Fine condition. / Crisp, fine jacket. Item #107
275 pp. including index, notes and appendices.The first major biography of an unsung yet remarkable Indian leader.
Little Turtle (1747-1812) was the war chief of the Miami Indians at a time when the tribe's homeland stretched from Chicago and Detroit in the north to the Ohio River in the south. Victorious over American armies, he nonetheless was convinced that the Indians could not win without the British aid, which never came. Carter shows that Little Turtle, advocating accommodation and peaceful coexistence after the Treaty of Greeneville, placed himself squarely between the extremists on both sides but failed to bridge the gap between cultures.