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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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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070464995
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • 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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Table of Contents

List of maps     x
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Important Events in Native American History     xvi
Invasions and Colonialism     3
How Indians Got Red   Nancy Shoemaker     5
Spanish Missions, Cultural Conflict, and the Pueblo Revolt of 1680   Henry Warner Bowden     21
King Philip's Herds: Indians, Colonists and the Problem of Livestock in Early New England   Virginia DeJohn Anderson     32
Change and Continuity     51
The Rise and Fall of Plains Indian Horse Cultures   Pekka Hamalainen     53
The Indians' New World: The Catawba Experience   James H. Merrell     78
The Delaware Prophet Neolin: A Reappraisal   Alfred A. Cave     96
Facing the United States     115
"We Have Always Been the Frontier": The American Revolution in Shawnee Country   Colin G. Calloway     117
Removing the Heart of the Choctaw People: Indian Removal from a Native Perspective   Donna L. Akers     127
Backdrop for Disaster: Causes of the Arikara War of 1823   Roger L. Nichols     141
Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868   Michael Lansing     154
Touching the Pen: Plains Indian Treaty Councils in Ethnohistorical Perspective   Raymond J. DeMallie     171
Reservations, Resistance, and Renewal     185
"They Mean to be Indians Always": The Origins of Columbia River Indian Identity, 1860-1885   Andrew H. Fisher     187
Turning the Tables on Assimilation: Oglala Lakotas and the Pine Ridge Day Schools, 1889-1920   Thomas G. Andrews     207
The Allotment Period on the Nez Perce Reservation: Encroachments, Obstacles, and Reactions   Elizabeth James     227
Toward the Mainstream     241
More Than a Game: The Carlisle Indians Take to the Gridiron, 1893-1917   David Wallace Adams     243
Alcohol and the Anishinaabeg of Minnesota in the Early Twentieth Century   Kathryn A. Abbott     265
"The Old System is No Success": The Blackfeet Nation's Decision to Adopt the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934   Paul C. Rosier     279
Changing Lives and Federal Policies     305
The "Making" of the Navajo Worker: Navajo Households, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Off-Reservation Wage Work, 1948-1960   Colleen O'Neill     307
Termination and the Eastern Band of Cherokees   John R. Finger     327
The Indian Health Service and the Sterilization of Native American Women   Jane Lawrence     340
Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, and Beyond: The Nixon and Ford Administrations Respond to Native American Protest   Dean J. Kotlowski     355
"Constructing" Nations Within States: The Quest for Federal Recognition by the Catawba and Lumbee Tribes   Anne Merline McCulloch   David E. Wilkins     371
Conclusion     345
Study Questions     397
Contributors     401
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