Infinity of Nations How the Native New World Shaped Early North America
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Description: An Infinity of Nations explores the formation and development of a Native New World in North America. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, indigenous peoples controlled the vast majority of the continent while European colonies of the Atlantic World were largely confined to the eastern seaboard. To be sure, Native North America experienced far-reaching and radical change following contact with the peoples, things, and ideas that flowed inland following the creation of European colonies on North American soil. Most of the continent's indigenous peoples, however, were not conquered, assimilated, or even socially incorporated into the settlements and political regimes of this Atlantic New World. Instead, Native peoples forged a New World of their own. This history, the evolution of a distinctly Native New World, is a foundational story that remains largely untold in histories of early America.Through imaginative use of both Native language and European documents, historian Michael Witgen recreates the world of the indigenous peoples who ruled the western interior of North America. The Anishinaabe and Dakota peoples of the Great Lakes and Northern Great Plains dominated the politics and political economy of these interconnected regions, which were pivotal to the fur trade and the emergent world economy. Moving between cycles of alliance and competition, and between peace and violence, the Anishinaabeg and Dakota carved out a place for Native peoples in modern North America, ensuring not only that they would survive as independent and distinct Native peoples but also that they would be a part of the new community of nations who made the New World.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 6/5/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Michael Witgen teaches history and American culture at the University of Michigan.
|Prologue: The Long Invisibility of the Native New World|
|Place and Belonging in Native North America|
|The Rituals of Possession and the Problems of Nation|
|The New World|
|The Rebirth of Native Power and Identity|
|European Interlopers and the Politics of the Native New World|
|The Illusion of Empire|
|An Anishinaabe Warrior's World|
|The Great Peace and Unraveling Alliances|
|Sovereignty: The Making of North America's New Nations|
|The Counterfactual History of Indian Assimilation|
|Epilogue: Louis Riel, Native Founding Father|
|Glossary of Native Terms|