Alexander McKee - The Great White Elk: British Indian Agent On The Colonial Frontier (Paperback)

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This heroic overlooked champion of Native American history was one of the few individuals in history able to unite Indians and exert unbelievable leadership on their behalf. No wonder the Natives called this mixed-blood British agent "the Great White Elk." Alexander McKee assumed a major role on the American frontier in the Colonial Era that embraced the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the post-war era. His selfless devotion to the British and Native Americans caused him to forfeit massive real estate and social standing when he left his Pittsburgh mansion to organize Indian raids on the American frontier. This relatively unknown figure not only had a tremendous influence over Native Americans, he formulated British frontier policy in such a way to promote Indian interests. His behind the scene activities had such an impact on frontier history that his noble story must be told. This thoroughly researched book is well documented and sheds light on life on the rugged frontier as the events unfold.

About the Author


Frederick Wulff is a retired professor of history at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. He earned his Master's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and pursued his PhD from TCU, where his dissertation led him deep into the life of Alexander McKee. Aside from history, Wulff's other passion is travel, which has led him to tour extensively into more than 80 countries.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781478714521
ISBN-10: 1478714522
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: January 11th, 2013
Pages: 430
Language: English