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Chainbreaker – The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake is one of the earliest memoirs by an American Indian, Chainbreaker presents the recollections of a Seneca chief, also known as Governor Blacksnake. A fighter in the American Revolution who lived more than a century, Chainbreaker told his story as an old man in the 1840s to a fellow Seneca, Benjamin Williams, who translated it and committed it to paper. Epic in scale and yet intensely personal, Chainbreaker’s story provides a rare Native view of warfare and diplomacy during a crucial period in American history. His account is only fully available in this edition, featuring extensive commentary by Thomas S. Abler.

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Publisher : BISON BOOKS; Illustrated edition (July 1, 2005)
Language : English
Paperback : 308 pages
Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.71 x 8.5 inches

About the Author:

Thomas S. Abler is a professor of anthropology at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Hinterland Warriors and Military Dress: European Empires and Exotic Uniforms.

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