• At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 of the most important and dramatic events from the colonial and Revolutionary period—some known and some forgotten—from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention. Published in association with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America's Beginnings takes the reader throughout the American colonies and introduces many leading figures, from John Smith and John Winthrop to the Founding Fathers. Along the way, Williams examines the principles that led colonists to come to America and succeeding generations to become a free and independent nation. Read individually or from cover to cover, these stories illuminate the founding principles and heroic struggles that established the country and shaped the American character.  
  • This is the catalogue for the exhibition, An Image of Peace: The Penn Treaty Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Meyer Potamkin, which exemplifies the significance of Penn’s beliefs. More importantly, the collection & exhibition celebrate the Potamkin’s work over 30 years to preserve & share Penn’s vision of peace with all citizens. Through the generous donation of their collection to The State Museum of PA, their legacy, along with that of William Penn, will be preserved for future generations. Includes: Thoughts on an Image of Peace, by Vivian O. Potamkin; Images of the Lenape Indians in PA; Images of William Penn: An Evolving Portrait of Pennsylvania’s Founding Father; An Image of Peace: Penn’s Treaty with the Indians; Collectors of an Image of Peace. Illus.  
  • The Narrative Art of Robert Griffing - The Journey continues contains over 120 color plates in a book of over 160 pages depicting 18th Eastern Woodland American Indian people. The images contained in this book are of paintings Griffing created after the publication of The Art of Robert Griffing, released in 1999.
  • It is the result of 10 years of work from the last book. It takes us into Eastern Native American history in the mid to later part of the 18th century; a time of struggle and recovery for the eastern tribes. The text is written by Michael Galban, a good friend of Robert Griffing. Through his research he has been able to write wonder and engaging stories that relate well to the images. "The book has a nice flow to it making it an enjoyable read. I think it is important that these Eastern Native American images be seen and their story told, for they are a big part of our American history and should not be forgotten. Thank you." Robert Griffing
  • Examining interactions between native Americans and whites in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania, Jane Merritt traces the emergence of race as the defining difference between these neighbors on the frontier.   Before 1755, Indian and white communities in Pennsylvania shared a certain amount of interdependence. They traded skills and resources and found a common enemy in the colonial authorities, including the powerful Six Nations, who attempted to control them and the land they inhabited. Using innovative research in German Moravian records, among other sources, Merritt explores the cultural practices, social needs, gender dynamics, economic exigencies, and political forces that brought native Americans and Euramericans together in the first half of the eighteenth century.   But as Merritt demonstrates, the tolerance and even cooperation that once marked relations between Indians and whites collapsed during the Seven Years' War. By the 1760s, as the white population increased, a stronger, nationalist identity emerged among both white and Indian populations, each calling for new territorial and political boundaries to separate their communities. Differences between Indians and whites--whether political, economic, social, religious, or ethnic--became increasingly characterized in racial terms, and the resulting animosity left an enduring legacy in Pennsylvania's colonial history.  
  • For centuries the Western view of the Iroquois was clouded by the myth that they were the supermen of the frontier—"the Romans of this Western World," as De Witt Clinton called them in 1811. Only in recent years have scholars come to realize the extent to which Europeans had exaggerated the power of the Iroquois. First published in 1987, Beyond the Covenant Chain was one of the first studies to acknowledge fully that the Iroquois never had an empire. It remains the best study of diplomatic and military relations among Native American groups in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America.
  • Although much has been written about the Old Northwest, The Boundaries between Us fills a void in this historical literature by examining the interaction between Euro-Americans and native peoples and their struggles to gain control of the region and its vast resources. Comprised of twelve original essays, The Boundaries between Us formulates a comprehensive perspective on the history and significance of the contest for control of the Old Northwest. The essays examine the socio cultural contexts in which natives and newcomers lived, tradod, negotiated, interacted, and fought, delineating the articulations of power and possibility, difference and identity, violence and war that shaped the struggle. The essays do not attempt to present a unified interpretation but, rather, focus on both specific and general topics, revisit and reinterpret well-known events, and underscore how cultural, political, and ideological antagonisms divided the native inhabitants from the newcomers. Together, these thoughtful analyses offer a broad historical perspective on nearly a century of contact, interaction, conflict, and displacement. the history of early America, the frontier, and cultural interaction.  
  • Bouquet was a key figure in General Forbes' expedition, which recaptured the Forks of the Ohio from the French and led to the founding of Pittsburgh.
  • The year following the recapture of the Pittsburgh area, Bouquet's forces prepared for renewed French attacks which never occurred. Problems of maintaining a force in western Pennsylvania are the principal concern of the documents in this volume.
  • In 1759-1760, Fort Pitt and small fortifications to the north and south were built. Bouquet established a post on Presque Isle, while the French were losing the major campaign in Canada.
  • Bouquet was again placed in full command of the western region and found chronic dishonesty and desertion. Settlers and hunters were barred for fear of provoking the Indians, while the Redcoat units were trained for a campaign in the West Indies.  
  • The culminating events of Bouquet's career - Pontiac's Rebellion, the Battle of Bushy Run, the march to Ohio that ended the Indian insurgency in 1764, and Bouquet's appointment to command the Army of the Floridas - are captured in documents selected for this final printed volume, which closes in 1765 with his last known letter before his death in Florida - a love letter.