Professional Indian

Professional Indian tells the story of Eleazer Williams: missionary to the Mohawks, Indian confidence man, and icon of an era of dispossession and change that compelled many native peoples to refashion their identities in the wake of Anglo-American expansion.

Professional Indian
The American Odyssey of Eleazer Williams

Michael Leroy Oberg

2015 | 280 pages | Cloth $39.95
American History | Biography
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Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue. On the Northern Line
Chapter 1. Pilgrim and Patriot
Chapter 2. Soldier of Christ
Chapter 3. The Prospect of Great and Good Things
Chapter 4. A Failed Performance
Chapter 5. The Life of a Misanthrope
Chapter 6. The Confidence Man
Conclusion. The Last of Eleazer Williams

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments