This long-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed American Encounters brings together the most significant recently published scholarship on Native American history. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, this volume includes sophisticated analysis of topics like the military conquest of American Indians in the latter half of the 19th century, reservation culture, Native American activism, gender, and religion.
This stellar collection is an invaluable contribution to the ongoing discourse surrounding the Native American past.
The "tale about the triumph of civilization has played a central role in shaping the American national identity," contend Frederick E. Hoxie (A Final Promise), Peter C. Mancall (Valley of Opportunity) and James H. Merrell (The Indians' New World), editors of American Nations: Encounters in Indian Country, 1850 to the Present. Twenty-three essays by academics consider the historical, cultural, religious and political circumstances of various Native American peoples. Melissa L. Meyer presents "Signatures and Thumbprints: Ethnicity Among the White Earth Anishinaabeg"; Sergei Kan explores "Shamanism and Christianity: Modern Tlingit Elders Look at the Past"; Ward Churchill discusses "The Bloody Wake of Alcatraz: Political Repression of the American Indian Movement During the 1970s"; and Terence M. Cole addresses "Jim Crow in Alsaka: The Passage of the Alsaka Equal Rights Act of 1945." (Sept. 1) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.