Fit Instruments in a Howling Wilderness: Colonists, Indians, and the Origins of the American Revolution

@article{Fisher2016FitII,
  title={Fit Instruments in a Howling Wilderness: Colonists, Indians, and the Origins of the American Revolution},
  author={S. Fisher},
  journal={The William and Mary Quarterly},
  year={2016},
  volume={73},
  pages={647 - 680}
}
  • S. Fisher
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The William and Mary Quarterly
Abstract: This article explores American colonists’ understanding of the role of native people in the British Empire during the years of the revolutionary crisis, years in which imperial officials sought to centralize “Indian affairs” and win native people as allies. Americans responded by turning George III’s Indian policy against him, claiming he was a tyrant because he preferred Indians to colonists and saw natives as fit instruments to chastise freedom-loving Britons. In making this case… Expand
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