American Indian History: A Documentary Reader / Edition 1

American Indian History: A Documentary Reader / Edition 1

by Camilla Townsend
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405159073

ISBN-13: 9781405159074

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This latest volume in Wiley-Blackwell's 'Uncovering the Past' series conveys the premise that indigenous intellects were the equal of European intellects at the moment of conquest, that the people suffered a long period of decline for varied reasons, and that in the recent past they have made great strides in asserting themselves once again. With nearly a third of

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This latest volume in Wiley-Blackwell's 'Uncovering the Past' series conveys the premise that indigenous intellects were the equal of European intellects at the moment of conquest, that the people suffered a long period of decline for varied reasons, and that in the recent past they have made great strides in asserting themselves once again. With nearly a third of the volume dedicated to the ancient world through the eighteenth centuries, Townsend allows the documents to illuminate the richness of American Indian historical traditions and the strength of the efforts they made when the crisis came. The volume then moves on to extensive coverage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, completing an integral study of the American Indian experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405159074
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface viii

Acknowledgments x

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Indian Ways 9

1 Maya Glyphs at Piedras Negras 9

2 Ancient Nahuatl Prayers from the Florentine Codex 12

3 Pueblo Bonito of Chaco Canyon 14

4 Images of Secotan 17

5 Two Versions of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Creation Story 21

Chapter 2 First Contact 27

1 Arrival of the Spaniards in the Annals of Tlatelolco 27

2 Response to the Spanish by Native Priests 29

3 Don Luis Travels the World 31

4 The Arrival of the Dutch at Manhattan in Native Memory 33

Chapter 3 The Expectations of the Strangers 39

1 Christopher Columbus's Journal 39

2 Cabeza de Vaca's Experiences in North America 41

3 Thomas Harriot's Observations at Roanoke 43

4 John Smith's Visit to Werowocomoco 44

5 Edward Waterhouse's Report on the Events of 1622 46

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