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Three Fires Unity
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The Lake Huron area of the Upper Great Lakes region, an area spreading across vast parts of the United States and Canada, has been inhabited by the Anishnaabeg for millennia. Since their first contact with Europeans around 1600, the Anishnaabeg have interacted with—and struggled against—changing and shifting European empires and the emerging nation-states that have replaced them. Through their cultural strength, diplomatic acumen, and a remarkable knack for adapting to change, the Anishnaabeg of the Lake Huron Borderlands have reemerged as a strong and vital people, fully in charge of their destiny in the twenty-first century. Winner of the North American Indian Prose Award, this first comprehensive cross-border history of the Anishnaabeg provides an engaging account of four hundred years of their life in the Lake Huron area, showing how they have been affected by European contact and trade. Three Fires Unity examines how shifting European politics and, later, the imposition of the Canada–United States border running through their homeland, affected them and continues to do so today. In looking at the cultural, social, and political aspects of this borderland contact, Phil Bellfy sheds light on how the Anishnaabeg were able to survive and even thrive over the centuries in this intensely contested region.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxxvii
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  1. 1. A Historical Accounting of the Anishnaabeg People
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. 2. The French Period: The 1600s to 1763
  2. pp. 17-35
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  1. 3. The British Period : 1763 to 1795
  2. pp. 37-51
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  1. 4. The United States and the Division of the Anishnaabeg Homeland
  2. pp. 53-82
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  1. 5. Anishnaabeg Treaty-Making and the Removal Period
  2. pp. 83-130
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  1. 6. Twenty-First-Century Conditions, and Conclusion
  2. pp. 131-150
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 151-160
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 161-176
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 177-192
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-203
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