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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 01 June 2009
  • ISBN : 9780674042728
  • Page : 317 pages
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In the beginning, North America was Indian country. But only in the beginning. After the opening act of the great national drama, Native Americans yielded to the westward rush of European settlers. Or so the story usually goes. Yet, for three centuries after Columbus, Native people controlled most of eastern North America and profoundly shaped its destiny. In Facing East from Indian Country, Daniel K. Richter keeps Native people center-stage throughout the story of the origins of the United States. Viewed from Indian country, the sixteenth century was an era in which Native people discovered Europeans and struggled to make sense of a new world. Well into the seventeenth century, the most profound challenges to Indian life came less from the arrival of a relative handful of European colonists than from the biological, economic, and environmental forces the newcomers unleashed. Drawing upon their own traditions, Indian communities reinvented themselves and carved out a place in a world dominated by transatlantic European empires. In 1776, however, when some of Britain's colonists rebelled against that imperial world, they overturned the system that had made Euro-American and Native coexistence possible. Eastern North America only ceased to be an Indian country because the revolutionaries denied the continent's first peoples a place in the nation they were creating. In rediscovering early America as Indian country, Richter employs the historian's craft to challenge cherished assumptions about times and places we thought we knew well, revealing Native American experiences at the core of the nation's birth and identity.

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Facing East from Indian Country

Facing East from Indian Country
  • Author : Daniel K. Richter,Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies Daniel K Richter
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780674042728
DOWNLOAD BOOKFacing East from Indian Country

In the beginning, North America was Indian country. But only in the beginning. After the opening act of the great national drama, Native Americans yielded to the westward rush of European settlers. Or so the story usually goes. Yet, for three centuries after Columbus, Native people controlled most of eastern North America and profoundly shaped its destiny. In Facing East from Indian Country, Daniel K. Richter keeps Native people center-stage throughout the story of the origins of the United States.

The Ordeal of the Longhouse

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  • Author : Daniel K. Richter
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2011-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780807867914
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Richter examines a wide range of primary documents to survey the responses of the peoples of the Iroquois League--the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras--to the challenges of the European colonialization of North America. He demonstrates that by the early eighteenth century a series of creative adaptations in politics and diplomacy allowed the peoples of the Longhouse to preserve their cultural autonomy in a land now dominated by foreign powers.

Before the Revolution

Before the Revolution
  • Author : Daniel K. Richter
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-25
  • ISBN : 9780674061248
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In this epic synthesis, Richter reveals a new America. Surveying many centuries prior to the American Revolution, we discover the tumultuous encounters between the peoples of North America, Africa, and Europe and see how the present is the accumulation of the ancient layers of the past.

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  • Author : Matthias Middell,Megan Maruschke
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-09-23
  • ISBN : 9783110619775
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The French Revolution has primarily been understood as a national event that also had a lasting impact in Europe and in the Atlantic world. Recently, historiography has increasingly emphasized how France’s overseas colonies also influenced the contours of the French Revolution. This volume examines the effects of both dimensions on the reorganization of spatial formats and spatial orders in France and in other societies. It departs from the assumption that revolutions shatter not only the political and economic old

Violence over the Land

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  • Author : Ned BLACKHAWK
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674020993
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"Blackhawk, a Western Shoshone himself, does not portray the natives as victims. Instead, he demonstrates that their perseverance and ability to adapt to changing conditions over the last two centuries allowed them to help shape the world around them ... This is one of the finest studies available on native peoples of the ggreat basin region." John Burch, Library Journal, from the bookjacket.

How the Indians Lost Their Land

How the Indians Lost Their Land
  • Author : Stuart BANNER
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674020535
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Between the early seventeenth century and the early twentieth, nearly all the land in the United States was transferred from American Indians to whites. How did Indians actually lose their land? Stuart Banner argues that neither simple coercion nor simple consent reflects the complicated legal history of land transfers. Instead, time, place, and the balance of power between Indians and settlers decided the outcome of land struggles.

A Strange Likeness

A Strange Likeness
  • Author : Nancy Shoemaker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-03-25
  • ISBN : 9780198037484
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The histories told about American Indian and European encounters on the frontiers of North America are usually about cultural conflict. This book takes a different tack by looking at how much Indians and Europeans had in common. In six chapters, this book compares Indian and European ideas about land, government, recordkeeping, international alliances, gender, and the human body. Focusing on eastern North America in the 18th century, up through the end of the Seven Years War in 1763, each chapter discusses

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Into the American Woods
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 0393319768
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The bloodshed and hatred of frontier conflict at once made go-betweens obsolete and taught the harsh lesson of the woods: the final incompatibility of colonial and native dreams about the continent they shared. Long erased from history, the go-betweens of early America are recovered here in vivid detail.