Primary sources detail the course of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain and its Native American allies, with emphasis on the course of land battles and raids. Students learn why many Native Americans supported the British. Soldiers' experiences come alive through personal accounts. The war did not create new boundaries between the U. S. and Canada or resolve many of the issues which caused the war. It did, however, give Americans a new self-image and led the U.S. to further westward expansion.