Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People

Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

A sweeping history and counter narrative of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present Dee Brown s 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was the first truly popular book of Indian history ever published But it promulgated the impression that American Indian history essentia

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Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the world Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews, it is o

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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

A magisterial, essential history of the struggle between whites and Native Americans over the fate of the West With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide ranging conflict that would last than three decades In an

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The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

A landmark history the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent Yet, as Andr s Res ndez illuminates in

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Cherokee America

Cherokee America

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Maud s Line, an epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center.It s the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation We

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Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

In Masters of Empire, the historian Michael A McDonnell reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America Though less well known than the Iroquois or Sioux, the Anishinaabeg, who lived across Lakes Michigan and Huron, were equally influential.

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West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

In this unique history of 1776, Claudio Saunt looks beyond the familiar story of the thirteen colonies to explore the many other revolutions roiling the turbulent American continent In that fateful year, the Spanish landed in San Francisco, the Russians pushed into Alaska to hunt valuable sea otter

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Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis At its center stood tw

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The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War

The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War

In this new installment in his series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War, with flashbacks to the Civil War Defrauded and intimidated at every turn, the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath i

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The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25 year Apache struggle for their homeland They called him Mickey Free His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides the Apaches and the white invad

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The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

George Washington dominates the narrative of the nation s birth, yet American history has largely forgotten what he knew that the country s fate depended less on grand rhetorical statements of independence and self governance than on land Indian land While other histories have overlooked the centr

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The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army

The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army

In 1791, General Arthur St Clair led the United States army in a campaign to destroy a complex of Indian villages at the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio Almost within reach of their objective, St Clair s 1,400 men were attacked by about one thousand Indians The U.S force was decimated, suffer

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Now a special 30th anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreakingImpossible to put down Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown s eloquent, fully documented account of the systema

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.S C Gwynne s Empire of the Summer Moon spans

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The Comanche Empire

The Comanche Empire

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its various European rivals in military pr

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492 Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wildernes

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Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

One of the many ironies of U.S government policy toward Indians in the early 1800s is that it persisted in removing to the West those who had most successfully adapted to European values As whites encroached on Cherokee land, many Native leaders responded by educating their children, learning Engl

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Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

The most important aspect of this book is upon the contemporary generation of young Indians who have been aggressively searching for roots of their own in the structure of universal reality They look to it for spiritual guidance, for sociological identity, for political insight, and the affirmation

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe Then, one by one, they began to be killed

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