David Andrew Nichols

David Andrew Nichols is a professor of history at Indiana State University. He is the author of two previous books on Native American History, Red Gentlemen and White Savages (2008) and Engines of Diplomacy (2016). He is also the North American book review editor for the journal Ethnohistory.

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Peoples of the Inland Sea · Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region, 1600–1870
By David Andrew Nichols

Diverse in their languages and customs, the Native American peoples of the Great Lakes region—the Miamis, Ho-Chunks, Potawatomis, Ojibwas, and many others—shared a tumultuous history. In the colonial era their rich homeland became a target of imperial ambition and an invasion zone for European diseases, technologies, beliefs, and colonists.

“David Nichols has achieved an accessible, authoritative, and succinct overview of the history of native peoples south of the Great Lakes through the middle of the nineteenth century. If we sometimes underestimate the scholarship in synthetic works, Peoples of the Inland Sea shows us just how wrong we are.”

Andrew Cayton, author of Love in the Time of Revolution