Fort Michilimackinac Summary

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Doctor Keith Widder displays his knowledge from serving as Curator of History at Mackinac Island State Park Commission as he contends that Michilimackinac was an important place in eighteenth-century America. The fort was the key for restoring peace and the fur trade, and this was the focus of the British. Widder concludes that the British recognized the need to fit into the existing social and economic order than to remake the region in the British image. The method of attack on Fort Michilimackinac exhibits the skills of the Indians which contrasts how the Indians attempted to attack Fort Pitt. Another point was the disunity between the different Indian groups based on the needed fur trade. The book displays the tenuous relationships between
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