American Indian History: A Documentary Reader

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Camilla Townsend
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2009 - History - 247 pages
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This Reader from the†Uncovering the Past† series provides a comprehensive introduction to American Indian history.
  • Over 60 primary documents allow the voices of natives to illuminate the American past
  • Includes samples of native languages just above the full translations of particular texts
  • Provides comprehensive introductions and headnotes, as well as images, an extensive bibliography, and suggestions for further research
  • Includes such texts as a decoded Maya inscription, letters written during the French and Indian War on the distribution of small pox blankets, and a diatribe by General George Armstrong Custer shortly before he was killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Indian Ways
9
Images of Secotan
17
First Contact
27
The Arrival of the Dutch at Manhattan in Native Memory
33
Contents
35
The Expectations of the Strangers
39
Edward Waterhouses Report on the Events of 1622
46
William Apesss Condemnation of White America
118
The Losing of the West
122
Lone Dogs Winter Count 18001870
125
Sarah Winnemuccas Choices
135
The Views of George Armstrong Custer
136
Black Elks Memories of the Battle of the Little Big Horn
138
Elaine Goodales Observations of the Ghost Dance
142
Charles Ohiyesa Eastmans Visit to Wounded Knee
144

The Long Struggle for American Lands
50
Gandeaktenas Decision to Become a Christian
52
Metacoms Grievances
55
Mary Rowlandsons Narrative
57
The Declaration of a Rebellious Christian Indian in the Pueblo Revolt
61
EighteenthCentury Power Shifts
64
The Abenakis Forceful Statement to the English
68
The Chickasaws Political Vision in 1723
72
Sir Jeffery Amherst Suggests the Smallpox
76
The Chickasaws after the Revolution
81
George Washingtons Indian Policy
84
What the New Nation Portended for Indians
89
Russian Settlements in Alaska
91
Tecumsehs Demands
94
The Cherokee Syllabary and Newspaper
99
The Cherokee Debate in Washington
102
Black Hawks Autobiography
112
Geronimos Story of His Life
146
Surviving Assimilation and the National Imagination
154
Francis La Flesches Memories of Boarding School
157
A Navajo Girls Letters Home from Boarding School
161
William Stoddards The Talking Leaves
164
The Arguments of The Quarterly Journal
166
MidTwentiethCentury Changes
171
The Musings of an Iroquois High Steel Man
177
The Upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s
184
The Thoughts of Mary Crow Dog
192
A New Era?
198
Louise Erdrichs Dear John Wayne
205
Struggles over the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
211
List of Federally Recognized Tribes Today
219
Selected Bibliography
233
Index
240
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Camilla Townsend is Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of Tales of Two Cities: Race and Economic Culture in Early Republican North and South America (2000), Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma (2004), and Malintzin's Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico (2006).

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