Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America
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Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America

By Eustace, Nicole, author.

Genre History.

Published [2021] by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN 9781631495878

Bib Id 2432179

Edition First edition.

Description pages cm

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LCCN
2020-050130
ISBN
9781631495878 (hardcover) $29.95
1631495879
Call #
364.1523 E
Title
Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America
Edition
First edition.
Publication Information
[2021] by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York :
Description
pages cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"An immersive tale of the killing of a Native American man and its far-reaching consequences for Colonial America. In the summer of 1722, on the eve of a conference between the Five Nations of the Iroquois and British-American colonists, two colonial fur traders brutally attacked an Indigenous hunter in colonial Pennsylvania. The crime set the entire mid-Atlantic on edge, with many believing that war was imminent. Frantic efforts to resolve the case created a contest between Native American forms of justice, centered on community, forgiveness, and reparations, and an ideology of harsh reprisal, based on British law, that called for the killers' execution. In a stunning narrative history based on painstaking original research, acclaimed historian Nicole Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, taking us into the worlds of Euro-Americans and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. A feat of reclamation evoking Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale and Alan Taylor's William Cooper's Town, Eustace's utterly absorbing account provides a new understanding of Indigenous forms of justice, with lessons for our era"--
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History.
True crime stories

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