Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America / Nicole Eustace.
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|Polk County Library-Bolivar||364.152 EUS (Text)||34531000312954||New Books-NonFiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781631495878
- ISBN: 1631495879
- Physical Description: 447 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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