The Rise and Fall of North American Indians: From Prehistory through Geronimo

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Roberts Rinehart, Dec 20, 2012 - History - 628 pages
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Who were the first settlers in North America? Where did they come from? How did they survive? In this expansive one-volume account of the native peoples of North America, eminent historian William Brandon—who devoted much of his life to examining this subject—presents this revelatory history of the development and culture of the native peoples of North America, from their incipience through the late nineteenth century. Among those from Central America were the art-obsessed Mayans and Olmecs; from North America came the Ojibwa, Powhatan, Cree, Illinois, Apache, Cherokee, Natchez, Sioux, and many others. In The Rise and Fall of North American Indians, Brandon brings this world to life and chronicles ten thousand years of Indian history.

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In this posthumously published work, historian Brandon (1914-2002; The American Heritage Book of Indians) presents a sweeping epic history of the Indians of the Americas from prehistory through ... Read full review

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Eminent historian William Brandon (1914-2002) was a writer for seventy years. His fiction, poetry, and essays appeared in periodicals ranging from Black Mask to Paris Review. Brandon’s books on the American West and American Indians range from The American Heritage Book of Indians to an anthology of American Indian poetry.

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