If one man could be said to exemplify in his character the promise of America's greatness that man was Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania frontiersman of the Colonial period. This biography of one of the key figures in our national history reveals a personality of almost legendary nobility and charm, whose democratic principles actually helped to shape the United States of America. A man of many talents and interests--farmer, soldier, churchman, political leader, father of a large family--Weiser is significant chiefly as the great champion and friend of the Indians of the Six Nations during the fateful early days of the country. Servicing as official interpreter and mediator between them and the English authorities, he brought harmony between the two factions time and again and was responsible for keeping the important Iroquois tribes neutral during the French and Indian War.
by Paul A. W. Wallace
Page Count: 664
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: March 2021
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
HISTORY / US History / Mid-Atlantic