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Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations
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This is an annotated edition of the treaties between the British colonies and Indian nations, originally printed and sold by Benjamin Franklin. Last published in 1938, Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania, and the First Nations makes these important treaties available once again, featuring a simpler, easier-to-read format, extensive explanatory notes, and maps. A detailed introduction by Susan Kalter puts the treaties in their proper historical and cultural context. _x000B_This carefully researched edition shows these treaties to be complex intercultural documents, and provides significant insight into the British colonists' relationship with native peoples of North America. They also reveal the complexity of Benjamin Franklin's perceptions of Native Americans, showing him in some negotiations as a promoter of the Indian word against the colonial one. Finally, the treaties offer an enormous wealth of linguistic, aesthetic, and cultural information about the Iroquois, the Delawares, and their allies and neighbors. _x000B__x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. front cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-44
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  1. Editor's Note
  2. pp. 45-48
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  1. TREATIES
  2. p. 49
  1. September and October 1736
  2. pp. 49-62
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  1. July 1742
  2. pp. 63-85
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  1. June and July 1744
  2. pp. 86-122
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  1. October 1745
  2. pp. 123-141
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  1. November 1747
  2. pp. 142-148
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  1. July 1748
  2. pp. 149-159
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  1. October 1753
  2. pp. 160-180
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  1. July and November 1756
  2. pp. 181-225
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  1. March, April, and May 1757
  2. pp. 226-254
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  1. July and August 1757
  2. pp. 255-289
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  1. October 1758
  2. pp. 290-333
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  1. August 1761
  2. pp. 334-357
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  1. August 1762
  2. pp. 358-406
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  1. Glossary of Persons and Groups Mentioned in the Treaties
  2. pp. 407-424
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 425-453
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  1. back cover
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