Indians in the United States and Canada: A Comparative History

Indians in the United States and Canada: A Comparative History

by Roger L. Nichols
     
 

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Drawing upon a vast array of primary and secondary sources, Roger L. Nichols traces the changing relationships between Native peoples and whites, from colonial times to the present.

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Drawing upon a vast array of primary and secondary sources, Roger L. Nichols traces the changing relationships between Native peoples and whites, from colonial times to the present.

Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement
“In his admirable book, Roger L. Nichols takes on the intimidating task of comparing the histories of hundreds of Indian peoples in the United States and Canada over five centuries. . . . Writing within the framework of the two nations and their growth, Nichols nonetheless sees events as much from the Indian angle as from the white. . . . This is only one of many virtues in this thoughtful, largely successful and ambitious book.”—Times Literary Supplement
Choice
“An insightful comparative history . . . The book presents a survey of the key issues and dynamics that shaped relations between natives and the new forces they faced. . . . Nichols formulates a true comparative approach; rather than merely presenting the Canadian story alongside that of the U.S., he effectively integrates the two throughout the work.”—Choice
Historical Journal of Massachusetts
"The range of Nichols book is impressive and conveys an excellent overview of the changing position of Native peoples in American and Canadian history. It will appeal to both the specialist and the novice."—Historical Journal of Massachusetts
Booknews
Nichols, a professor of history at the University of Arizona, draws on primary and secondary sources to trace the changing relationships between Native people and whites from colonial times to the present. He integrates the US and Canadian stories, and considers the modern era through the concept of the modern nation state. He compares and contrasts the experiences of tribal peoples with the ideas and actions of the intruders, and examines the roles played by native people and the long-term results of interracial contacts in each. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803283770
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Pages:
393
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Roger L. Nichols is a professor of history at the University of Arizona. He is coeditor of Natives and Strangers.

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