The Journal of Major John Norton 1816


The Journal of Major John Norton 1816

NORTON, Major John; KLINCK, Carl F. & TALMAN, James J. (eds.)

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Major John Norton (d. 1826) was a British Army officer assigned to Lower Canada after the American Revolution. It was during this assignment that Norton began studying the Six Nations of Grand River and learned the Mohawk language. As a ceremonial, "Pine Tree Chief," Norton was involved in the negotiation of land settlements on the behalf of the Mohawk, placing the cause of his adopted native tribes over the concerns of colonial governance. This book details his time traveling among the Cherokees in the American Southeast, keeping detailed accounts of the conflicts over lands between Cherokee, Western settlers and state governments in America. Introduction to reissue by Carl Benn.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: The Champlain Society
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Date Published: 2011
  • Place Published: Toronto
  • ISBN: 9780981050638


  • Condition: Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    The Publications of the Champlain Society LXXII. cxx, 390 p. 23.5 cm. Includes a frontispiece portrait of Norton and three maps. Reissue of the 1970 edition from a 700 copy limited print run. Red cloth binding with blind impressing on front board, gold lettering and design on spine.

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