The Road on Which We Came: A History of the Western Shoshone

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A hundred forty years ago, the Western Shoshone occupied a vast area of present-day Nevada—from Idaho in the north to Death Valley in the south. Today, the Newe hold a fraction of their former territory, still practicing native lifeways while accepting many aspect of American culture. Their story deserves telling.

The Road on Which We Came is the first comprehensive history of the Great Basin Shoshone. Written by historian Steven Crum, an enrolled tribal member, this book ...

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Overview

A hundred forty years ago, the Western Shoshone occupied a vast area of present-day Nevada—from Idaho in the north to Death Valley in the south. Today, the Newe hold a fraction of their former territory, still practicing native lifeways while accepting many aspect of American culture. Their story deserves telling.

The Road on Which We Came is the first comprehensive history of the Great Basin Shoshone. Written by historian Steven Crum, an enrolled tribal member, this book presents the Shoshone as an active force in their own history, effectively adapting to harsh physical environment, defending their territory in the nineteenth century, and working to modify or reject assimilationists policy in the present.

Noting that Native American history did not end with Wounded Knee, Crum gives substantial attention to twentieth-century events up to 1990 and emphasizes that in every period tribal actions can be characterized by a plurality of voices and opinions.

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"The definitive history of the tribe."—Books of the Southwest

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874805093
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 1,185,135
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven J. Crum is professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
1 The Native Way of Life 1
2 Warfare and Adjustment: The Western Shoshone and the Americans, 1848-1880 17
3 The Western Shoshone Reservation (Duck Valley), 1880-1933 43
4 The Nonreservation Shoshone, 1880-1933 59
5 The Western Shoshone and the New Deal, 1933-1941 85
6 From the New Deal to Termination, 1941-1960 119
7 Recent Western Shoshone History, 1960-1990 149
Epilogue 185
Notes 189
Bibliography 223
Index 233
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