The Rise and Fall of North American Indians: From Prehistory through Geronimo

The Rise and Fall of North American Indians: From Prehistory through Geronimo

by William P. Brandon
     
 

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Who were the first settlers in North America? Where did they come from? How did they survive? In this expansive one-volume account of the native peoples of North America, eminent historian William Brandon—who devoted much of his life to examining this subject—presents this revelatory history of the development and culture of the native peoples of North

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Who were the first settlers in North America? Where did they come from? How did they survive? In this expansive one-volume account of the native peoples of North America, eminent historian William Brandon—who devoted much of his life to examining this subject—presents this revelatory history of the development and culture of the native peoples of North America, from their incipience through the late nineteenth century. Among those from Central America were the art-obsessed Mayans and Olmecs; from North America came the Ojibwa, Powhatan, Cree, Illinois, Apache, Cherokee, Natchez, Sioux, and many others. In The Rise and Fall of North American Indians, Brandon brings this world to life and chronicles ten thousand years of Indian history.

Editorial Reviews

Colorado Springs Gazette
One of the more well-rounded history books on the North American Indians. The book is objective and pays great attention to detail.
American History - Brian John Murphy
An eloquent and exhaustive chronicle of the history of North America's peoples.
Midwest Book Review
The Rise and Fall of North American Indians: From Prehistory Through Geronimo provides a scholarly account tracing the history of Native Americans from their Stone Age roots through their rise and fall to today's world. It's a sweeping and impassioned survey that tells the stories of all kinds of tribes, their encounters with white people, and the evolution of Indian-White relations that would become the blueprint for the eventual near-extinction of not just tribes, but an entire culture. Tribes chronicled here range from Mayans and Olmecs to Cree and Apache and beyond, and offers a definitive survey of the extent of tribal relationships and struggles in North America. Any collection looking for such an in-depth survey will find this reference a 'must have' addition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570984525
Publisher:
Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
628
Sales rank:
728,146
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Eminent historian William Brandon (1914-2002) was a writer for seventy years. His fiction, poetry, and essays appeared in periodicals ranging from Black Mask to Paris Review. Brandon’s books on the American West and American Indians range from The American Heritage Book of Indians to an anthology of American Indian poetry.

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