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Oberg, Michael Leroy

Overview
Works: 17 works in 87 publications in 3 languages and 3,072 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: E99.M83, B
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Most widely held works by Michael Leroy Oberg
Uncas : first of the Mohegans by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of seventeenth-century Mohegan chief Uncas, examining his influence on Native Americans of the region and his adaptability to the social and economic changes wrought by the arrival of the Europeans
Dominion and civility : English imperialism and Native America, 1585-1685 by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and French and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was the relationship between English settlers and Native Americans in the New World destined to turn tragic? This book investigates how the newcomers interacted with Algonquian groups in the Chesapeake Bay area and New England, describing the role that original Americans occupied in England's empire during the critical first century of contact."--Jacket
The head in Edward Nugent's hand : Roanoke's forgotten Indians by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roanoke is part of the lore of early America, the colony that disappeared. Many Americans know of Sir Walter Ralegh's ill-fated expedition, but few know about the Algonquian peoples who were the island's inhabitants. The Head in Edward Nugent's Hand examines Ralegh's plan to create an English empire in the New World but also the attempts of native peoples to make sense of the newcomers who threatened to transform their world." "Beginning his narrative well before Ralegh's arrival, Michael Leroy Oberg looks closely at the Indians who first encountered the colonists. The English intruded into a well-established Native American world at Roanoke, led by Wingina, the weroance, or leader, of the Algonquian peoples on the island. Oberg also pays close attention to how the weroance and his people understood the arrival of the English: we watch as Wingina's brother first boards Ralegh's ship, and we listen in as Wingina receives the report of its arrival. Driving the narrative is the leader's ultimate fate: Wingina is decapitated by one of Ralegh's men in the summer of 1586." "When the story of Roanoke is recast in an effort to understand how and why an Algonquian weroance was murdered, and with what consequences, we arrive at a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of what happened at the dawn of English settlement in America."--Jacket
Samuel Wiseman's Book of record : the official account of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia by Samuel Wiseman( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon led a well-known colonial uprising against the authority of King Charles II, in the person of Virginia's governor, Sir William Berkeley. Bacon's revolt dramatically altered relations between Chesapeake colonists and Native Americans, and also induced late Stuart imperialists to crack down on colonial autonomy. Michael Leroy Oberg has transcribed, edited, and introduced the official record left by Samuel Wiseman, King Charles II's scribe assigned to this uprising's investigation - making this history widely available for the first time in book form."--Jacket
Professional Indian : the American odyssey of Eleazer Williams by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional Indian' follows Eleazer Williams on this odyssey across the early American republic and through the shifting spheres of the Iroquois in an era of dispossession. Oberg describes Williams as a "professional Indian," who cultivated many political interests and personas in order to survive during a time of shrinking options for native peoples. He was not alone: as Oberg shows, many Indians became missionaries and settlers and played a vital role in westward expansion. Through the larger-than-life biography of Eleazer Williams, 'Professional indian' uncovers how Indians fought for place and agency in a world that was rapidly trying to erase them
Peacemakers : the Iroquois, the United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794 by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peacemakers: The Iroquois, the United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794 offers a glimpse into how native peoples participated in the intercultural diplomacy of the New Nation and how they worked to protect their communities against enormous odds. The book introduces students, in detail, to the Treaty of Canandaigua, which is little known outside of Central New York. It examines how the Six Nations of the Iroquois secured from the United States a recognition of their sovereign status as separate polities with the right to the "free use and enjoyment" of their lands."--Publisher
Native America : a history by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I hope to provide students interested in the Native American past with an understanding of how the varied parts of the story fit into a larger whole. My goal is to tell a story of native peoples, to advance an argument. To that end, I focus upon twelve native communities whose histories encapsulate what I see as the principal themes and developments in Native American history"--
National politics, the Supreme Court, and Indian removal : a new look at the Cherokee cases by Michael Leroy Oberg( )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odsevi prazgodovine v bronu : situlska umetnost Novega mesta = Reflections of prehistory in bronze : the situla art of Novo mesto by Borut Križ( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Slovenian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dominion and civility : Indians, Englishmen and the challenge of the first American frontiers, 1585-1685 by Michael Leroy Oberg( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American History Text and Reader SET by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca Land Claim Records by Peter B Sullivan( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection includes official court filings and decisions, expert reports and maps, and background research materials prepared during the New York Attorney General's defense of the Grand Island and Oil Springs Reservation land claims. Included in Series III is a microfilm copy of the Paul G. Reilly Collection held at Butler Library, State University of New York College at Buffalo. This collection does not represent a complete record. Mr. Sullivan sent more complete records to the New York State Archives as listed in Series V
Indians and Englishmen at the first Roanoke colony : a note on Pemisapan's conspiracy, 1585-86 by Michael Leroy Oberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New student convocation, August 28th 2016( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Videorecording of new student convocation
Uncas : first of the Mohegans by Michael Leroy Oberg( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The historical Uncas flourished as an important leader of the Mohegan people in seventeenth-century Connecticut. In [this book, the author] integrates the life story of an important Native American sachem into the broader story of European settlement in America. The arrival of the English in Connecticut in the 1630s upset the established balance among the region's native groups and brought rapid economic and social change. [The author] argues that Uncas's methodical and sustained strategies for adapting to these changes made him the most influential Native American leader in colonial New England. Emerging from the damage wrought by epidemic disease and English violence, Uncas transformed the Mohegans from a small community along the banks of the Thames River in Connecticut into a regional power in southern New England. Uncas learned quickly how to negotiate between cultures in the conflicts that developed as natives and newcomers, Indians and English, maneuvered for access to and control of frontier resources. With English assistance, Uncas survived numerous assaults and plots hatched by his native rivals.-Dust jacket
Gods and men : the meeting of Indian and White worlds on the Carolina Outer Banks, 1584-1586 by Michael Leroy Oberg( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dominion and civility: indians, englishmen and the challenge of the first american frontiers, 1585-1685 (native americans, colonial history, new england, chesapeake) by Michael Leroy Oberg( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works in Early American History have failed to comprehend adequately the complexity of the interracial encounter between Indians and Englishmen during the first century of contact. This study emphasizes the importance of the divisions which existed both among and between the European and Native American societies inhabiting the first American frontiers, and the dialectical process which developed between the frontier and the English metropolis. English metropolitans--the Crown officials, missionaries, and others charged with formulating and implementing a coherent policy toward Native Americans--came to the New World with a number of clearly-articulated objectives. They hoped to obtain a profit for their sponsors, whether crown or corporation. They needed to secure their colonial possessions from enemies both European and Native American. And they hoped to carry English civility and the reformed religion to the Indians. Drawing from a number of influences they could place the question of Indian relations within a context broader than that framed by the exigencies of securing survival on the English frontier. Their Anglocentric program would benefit Englishmen living on the frontiers, the Indians, and the crown. The metropolitans, however, failed to achieve their objectives. Native Americans, in the end, had little interest in becoming Englishmen, and resisted the English invasion. The English frontier population, meanwhile, whose subsistence and livelihood depended upon their access to, and control of, frontier resources, seldom obeyed metropolitan directives aimed at relieving frontier pressure on Indian lands. While metropolitans advocated secure and regular patterns of settlement, discipline, and peaceful relationships with the Indians, the frontier competed with Indians for control of, and access to, frontier resources. In order to attain their objectives metropolitans needed to control the frontier and its inhabitants, both European and Native American. They failed both in the face of native resistance and because most frontier settlers developed attitudes toward 'savage' peoples that were incompatible with the metropolitan program. The resulting tensions between frontier and metropolis profoundly effected interracial relationships and the course of American colonial development
 
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Uncas : first of the Mohegans
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Dominion and civility : English imperialism and Native America, 1585-1685The head in Edward Nugent's hand : Roanoke's forgotten IndiansSamuel Wiseman's Book of record : the official account of Bacon's Rebellion in VirginiaNative America : a history