Native America A History

ISBN-10: 1405160578

ISBN-13: 9781405160575

Edition: 2010

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Description: This history of Native Americans, from the period of first contact to the present day, offers an important variation to existing studies by placing the lives and experiences of Native American communities at the center of the narrative. Presents an innovative approach to Native American history by placing individual native communities and their experiences at the center of the study Following a first chapter that deals with creation myths, the remainder of the narrative is structured chronologically, covering over 600 years from the point of first contact to the present day Illustrates the great diversity in American Indian culture and emphasizes the importance of Native Americans in the history of North America Provides an excellent survey for courses in Native American history Includes maps, photographs, a timeline, questions for discussion, and "A Closer Focus" textboxes that provide biographies of individuals and that elaborate on the text, exposing students to issues of race, class, and gender

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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Maps
Introduction
Myths and Legends
The Beginning of the World
Rules for Living
Bears
Worlds New and Worlds Old
The Fundamental Violence of Discovery
Paths of Destruction
Tsenacommacah
The Mohegans
New Worlds
Living in the New World
Mourning Wars
Colonizing the Mohegans
The Word of God
Colonizing the Powhatans
Forging the Covenant Chain
Native Peoples and the French in a World of War
The Pueblos' Revolt
Horses
The Grand Settlement
The Cherokees
Native Peoples and the Nature of Empires
Native Peoples and the Fall of European Empires
Penn's Woods
The Potawatomis in a World of Conflicting Empires
Settlement and Unsettledness
Life at the Western Door
Behind the Frontier
The Great Wars for Empire
The Proclamation and the Indian Boundary Line
Indians and Empires
Native Peoples and the Rise of a New American Empire
Change in the Far Western World
Declarations of Independence
The Revolution and the Longhouse
Cherokees and Chickamaugas
England's Allies and the Confederation
The Six Nations and the Empire State
Confederations
A New Order for the Ages
A Year of Consequence: 1794
The White Man's Republic
Relocations and Removes
The Mohegans' Struggle for Independence
The Rise of the Prophet
Handsome Lake
Dispossessing the Senecas
Pioneers and Exiles
Removing from the Missions
The Optimism of the Imperialist
The Invasion of the Great West
Pledges and Promises
Settling In and Settling Down
Homesteaders
Concentration
The Indians' Civil War
Peace and War
The Age of Dispossession
"Conform to it or be Crushed By It"
Ghost Dancers
The Assault on Indian Identity
Living under the New Regime
The New Life in the Indian Territory
The Crows and Life on the Northern Plains
Native Peoples in the Eastern United States
A Movement for Reform
The Origins of the Indian New Deal
New Deals and Old Deals
Reforming Indian Policy
Native Peoples and World War II
Termination and the Coalminer's Canary
Cleaning the Slate
New Frontiers
Red Power
Sovereign Nations and Colonized Nations
Self-Determination
The State of the Nations
Exercising Sovereignty
Toward the Future
A Reference Timeline
Discussion Points
Select Bibliography
Index
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