Blue Jacket: War Chief of the Shawnees

Blue Jacket: War Chief of the Shawnees by Allan W. Eckert 0913428361 9780913428368
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In the year 1771, a white boy named Marmaduke Van Swearingen was captured by Shawnee Indians in what is now West Virginia, but was then the edge of the American frontier. Impressed with his bravery, he was not killed but instead was taken to Ohio where he was adopted into the tribe and given the name Blue Jacket, from the blue shirt he was wearing at the time of his capture. The boy grew to excel as a warrior and leader and became the only white to be made a war chief of the Shawnee Nation. And the name Blue Jacket became famous throughout the Northwest Territory. The characters in this book were real people who lived the life and did the things herein recounted. Much of the dialogue is taken directly from historical records. Allan W. Eckert, author of The Frontiersmen and 39 other notable books, has taken all of the known facts of Blue Jackets life and has woven them into a narrative of compelling interest, with a very different perspective on the way America was settled.

Author: Allan W. Eckert

Language: English

Edition: Rpt

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 190

Publisher: Landfall Press

Publication Date: 1983-06-01

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