History of American Indians: Exploring Diverse Roots, 1st Edition

  • Robert R. McCoy
  • Steven M. Fountain
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  • ISBN-10: 0313386838
  • ISBN-13: 9780313386831
  • DDC: 970.004
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The history of American Indians is an integral part of American history overall—a part that is often overlooked. This book provides a broad chronological overview of Native American history that challenges readers to grapple with the elemental themes of adaptation, continuity, and persistence. The book enables a deeper understanding of the origins and early history of American Indians and presents new scholarship based on the latest research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Chronology of Key Dates in American Indian History.
1: A Native America.
2: New Peoples and Shatter Zones.
3: Increasing Colonial Contacts.
4: Colonial Alliances and the New Nation.
5: The Equestrian Plains, 1600s to 1851.
6: California and Tierra Despoblada, 1760s–1840s.
7: Pacific Northwest Trade and Treaties, 1770s–1860s.
8: Removal and Reservations, 1820s–1860s.
9: American Indians and the Civil War.
10: Resisting Outsiders.
11: Assimilation(s) and Reservation Life, 1880–1900.
12: Last Men, Wild West Shows, and Survival, 1890–1924.
13: The Indian New Deal and World War II, 1924–1945.
14: Relocation, Termination, and Self-Determination.
15: Red Power, Resistance, and Self-Determination, 1960–1980.
16: Looking to the Future.
About the Author.