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Native Ground Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent

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ISBN-10: 0812219392

ISBN-13: 9780812219395

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kathleen DuVal

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In The Native Ground, Kathleen DuVal argues that it was Indians rather than European would-be colonizers who were more often able to determine the form and content of the relations between the two groups. Along the banks of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers, far from Paris, Madrid, and London, European colonialism met neither accommodation nor resistance but incorporation. Rather than being colonized, Indians drew European empires into local patterns of land and resource allocation, sustenance, goods exchange, gender relations, diplomacy, and warfare. Placing Indians at the center of the story, DuVal shows both their diversity and our contemporary tendency to exaggerate the influence of…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 6/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction
A Bordered Land
Hosting Strangers
Negotiators of a New Land
An Empire in the West
New Alliances
Better at Making Peace Than War
A New Order
The End of the Native Ground?
Conclusion
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments