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Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America / Nicole Eustace.

Eustace, Nicole, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432899417
  • ISBN: 1432899414
  • Physical Description: 717 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Thorndike Press large print nonfiction"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Tomorrow's doom : July 30-August 1, 1722 -- Taquatarensaly (captain civility) -- When things go ill : February 1722 -- Sawantaeny -- Sorrow will come fast : March 6, 1722 -- John Catlidge -- What content and decency require : March 7-14, 1722 -- Peter Bezaillion -- Two heads are better than one : March 15-17, 1722 -- Weenepeeweytah and Elizabeth Cartlidge -- Forgive anyone sooner than thyself : March 21-26, 1722 -- Isaac Norris -- He will go to law : April 4-7, 1722 -- Satcheechoe -- Stark naught : May 4-11, 1722 -- William Keith -- Take him now : June 15-July 2, 1722 -- Ousewayteichks (Smith the Ganawese) -- Money and good men : August 3-15, 1722 -- James Le Tort -- A word to the wise : August-September 1722 -- James Logan -- Stiff obstinacy : October 3-5, 1722 -- Civility's last word.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize, History, 2022
Subject: Murder > United States > History > 18th century.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States > History > 18th century.
Homicide investigation > United States > History > 18th century.
Large type books.
Genre: True crime stories.

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Jefferson County Library-Arnold LP 364.1523 EUSTACE (Text) 30061100067996 Large Print Available -

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