The invasion of America: Indians, colonialism, and the cant of conquest

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Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1975 - History - 369 pages
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Francis Jennings demonstrates that the story of the tribes east of the Alleghenies has been as filled with myths and is equally as dramatic and tragic as that of the better-known horse Indians of the Western Plains.He also examines the real history of the relationships between Europeans and Indians in what is ordinarily called the colonial period of United States history.

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User Review  - languagehat - LibraryThing

Jennings was one of the first historians to assimilate the new understanding of what had happened to the thriving Indian civilizations of America when Europe crashed into them; the book fairly sizzles with his outrage, and it's an unforgettable read. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Burrows - Goodreads

Still a classic -- an early example of the 'new Indian history' demolishing the central myths of colonialism in north america.... Read full review


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About the author (1975)

Francis Jennings (1918-2000) was director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the American Indian at Chicago's Newberry Library. His many other books include "Empire of Fortune: Crowns, Colonies, and Tribes in the Seven Years War in America" and "The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire".