Indians in American History: An Introduction, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Like its highly popular and distinctive predecessor, this new edition of Indians in American History strives to fully integrate Indians into the conventional U.S. history narrative. Meticulously reedited throughout, this beautifully illustrated book features fourteen essays by fifteen authors who speak from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

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Seeks to bring Native histories and culture more fully into the study of the American past. While not a conventional American Indian history text, it also attempts to provide a useful presentation of subjects and themes central to that history. Essays are arranged chronologically and cover familiar themes of the American Revolution, the Constitution, and the 20th century, from a Native perspective. This second edition features three new chapters on the dynamics of the colonial period, the recent Native past, and challenges faced and leadership demonstrated by American Indian women in the 20th century. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882959399
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/24/1997
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,288,666
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Preface to the First Edition xi

Introduction, Indian/White Relations: A View from the Other Side of the "Frontier," 1
Alfonso Ortiz

Chapter One America Before Columbus 15
James A. Brown

Chapter Two The Indians' Old World: Native Americans and the Coming of Europeans 39
Neal Salisbury

Chapter Three Indians in the Colonial Spanish Borderlands 62
Henry F. Dobyns

Chapter Four Native Americans and the American Revolution: Historic Stories and Shifting Frontier Conflict 87
Kenneth M. Morrison

Chapter Five Indian Tribes and the American Constitution 105
Charles F. Wilkinson

Chapter Six Indians in Southern History 121
Theda Perdue

Chapter Seven National Expansion from the Indian Perspective 140
R. David Edmunds

Chapter Eight How the West Was Lost 156
William T. Hagan

Chapter Nine The Curious Story of Reformers and the American Indians 177
Frederick E. Hoxie

Chapter Ten Modern America and the Indian 198
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Chapter Eleven The Struggle for Indian Civil Rights 218
W. Richard West, Jr. and Kevin Gover

Chapter Twelve The 1970s: New Leaders for Indian Country 255
Mark N. Trahant

Chapter Thirteen The Hearts of Nations: American Indian Women in the Twentieth Century 253
Paivi Hoikkala

Appendix 277

Index 284

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