The American Indian: Past and Present

The American Indian: Past and Present

by Roger L. Nichols
     
 

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This is a collection of 25 essays that cover Indian experiences from 1600 to the present. The essays collected attempt to trace the changing situation of Indians from their original independence through their subjugation and the gradual turnaround that has occurred in the last half of the twentieth century.  See more details below

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This is a collection of 25 essays that cover Indian experiences from 1600 to the present. The essays collected attempt to trace the changing situation of Indians from their original independence through their subjugation and the gradual turnaround that has occurred in the last half of the twentieth century.

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KLIATT - Patricia Moore
Edited and re-edited over the past 30 years, this volume presents 22 scholarly articles culled from relatively recent academic and research journals. The topics range chronologically from the engagingly titled "How Indians Got Red" (apparently from their war paint, among other factors) to articles on the takeover of Alcatraz and the current struggle of smaller tribes to gain federal recognition. Each article is preceded by a carefully constructed abstract and followed by suggestions for further reading and study questions, but none of the original annotation is included. The volume has the advantage that its 15 to 20-page articles may be assigned separately, allowing the student to read on subjects ranging from King Philip's interaction with New England colonists to interracial marriage among the fur traders to football at Carlisle. This is an excellent reference volume. Reviewer: Patricia Moore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394352381
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1986
Pages:
312

Meet the Author

Roger L. Nichols is Professor Emeritus of History and Affiliate Professor of Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. He is the author of American Indians in U.S. History and editor of The American Indian: Past and Present, Sixth Edition.

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