Gr 9 Up-This anthology of 17 compelling essays describes the devastating impact of western expansion on the Native American civilizations. Before the Europeans came to North America there were "...at least 1 million Indians, organized into some six hundred separate, flourishing tribes." By the end of the Indian Wars in the 1890s, the native population was less than 400,000. These accessible 5-to-14 page articles are introduced with a concise summary outlining the essay's main points and giving some background on the event, policy, or belief, as well as information about the author. The selections focus on the differences between the Native and white cultures, significant confrontations, and the impact and legacy of the wars. Excerpts from primary sources; an extensive, topically arranged list for further reading; a four-page chronology; and a comprehensive index add to the value of this resource. Useful as report and debate material, and for those interested in Native American history.-Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.