In the Hands of the Great Spirit The 20,000-Year History of American Indians

ISBN-10: 0684855771

ISBN-13: 9780684855776

Edition: 2004 (Reprint)

Authors: Jake Page

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In the past two decades historians, anthropologists and archaeologists have uncovered a richer, fuller and surprising view of American Indian history which extends back beyond the previously accepted date of 11,500 years ago. Jake Page explores this 'new' history in this engaging narrative.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 5/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jake Page has been editor of Natural History magazine and science editor of Smithsonian magazine. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

Preface: Indian Country
Initial Conditions
Virgin Country: Pleistocene America
The First Americans: Who Were They and When Did They Come?
Hunters and Gatherers
A Magical Bear
Pleistocene Overkill?
Bison Hunting
Hot Rocks and Hostile Plants
The Great Basin
The Pacific Coast
The East
The Coming of Agriculture
Agriculture on the Plains
High Society
The Mound Builders
The Hohokam: Master Hydrologists
Mogollons and Anasazis: Master Builders
Coda: The Athapaskans
October 11, 1492
Contact and Response
Population and the Pox
The Question of Cannibalism
What the Indians Made of Europeans
The Spanish
La Florida: Place of Flowers
Seven Cities of Gold: Nuevo Mexico
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680
The French and the English
The Northeast
The Upper Country--Great Lakes
Century's End
The Reinvention of Indian America
The French Connection
Winnebago Destiny
Pressures from the East
Sex, Murder, and Food
Invading the Plains
The Three Worlds of the Cheyennes
Bison, Sun Dances, and the Plains Ecosystem
Counting Coup and Open Warfare
The Coming of the Sioux
World War and a New Nation
The Case of the Catawbas
The Seven Years War
Pontiac's Rebellion
The Americans Take Charge
The West Coast
The Rise and Fall of Tecumseh
Red Sticks and Civilized Tribes
The Marshall Trilogy
Trails of Tears
An American Southwest
The New Mexico Territory
Pariahs and Paiutes
California Onslaught
The Last of the Great Horsemen
The Big Treaty
The Civil War and Westem Massacres
Peace Policy and Warfare on the Plains
Holdouts--the Nez Perces
Holdouts--the Chiricahuas
The Reservation
The Humanitarians
The Ethnographers
On the Reservations
Peyote and Ghost Dances
Final Solution Number One
New Deals
The Progressive Era
Chiricahua Destiny
World War and Two Dreadful Senators
Seeing the Light, Dimly
The Meriam Report
The Trials and Triumphs of John Collier
World War II
Some Final Solutions
Red Power
Alcatraz and Earlier
The Militant Seventies
The Not-So-Militant Seventies
The Eerie Deliberations of the Indian Claims Commission
A Dispute Between Indians
Current Events
The Rise of the East
Sacred Matters
Bibliography and Further Reading
Some Acknowledgments
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