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Thomas A. Foster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479874545

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.001.0001

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The Agrarian Village World of Indian Women in the Ohio River Valley

The Agrarian Village World of Indian Women in the Ohio River Valley

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(p.186) 8 The Agrarian Village World of Indian Women in the Ohio River Valley
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Women in Early America
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Susan Sleeper-Smith

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0009

Susan Sleeper-Smith explores the environmentally distinctive nature of the Ohio River Valley in this chapter to show how Indian women’s work created a stable village world during the colonial era. Women’s work led to demographically stable agrarian villages, where Indians were not nomadic. When Indians refused to cede their lands, President George Washington arranged for the kidnapping and imprisonment of women from several villages along the Wabash River, until Indians came to the treaty table to cede their lands.

Keywords:   Ohio River Valley, Indian women, George Washington

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