The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America

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Grove Press, 1998 - History - 466 pages
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Now available in paperback, The Earth Shall Weep is a groundbreaking, critically acclaimed history of the Native American peoples. Combining traditional historical sources with new insights from ethnography, archaeology, Indian oral tradition, and years of his original research, James Wilson weaves a historical narrative that puts Native Americans at the center of their struggle for survival against the tide of invading European peoples and cultures. The Earth Shall Weep charts the collision course between Euro-Americans and the indigenous people of the continent, from the early interactions at English settlements on the Atlantic coast, through successive centuries of encroachment and outright warfare, to the new political force of the Native American activists of today. It is a clash that would ultimately result in the reduction of the Native American population from an estimated seven to ten million to 250,000 over a span of four hundred years, and change the face of the continent forever. A tour de force of narrative history, The Earth Shall Weep is a powerful, moving telling of the story of Native Americans that has become the new standard for future work in the field.
  

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Review: The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America

User Review  - Michael Blackmore - Goodreads

I've read more than my share of Native American history related books and this is an excellent overview. It covers the history well without neglecting the scope of the tragedy of the history. Definitely recommended. Read full review

Review: The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America

User Review  - Monique Vickers - Goodreads

This was an enlightening book for me. I didn't realise the lengths the settlers had gone to to try to eradicate the native Indians. Most horrifically for me the author tells it how it was no glossing ... Read full review

Contents

This is How It Was Two Views of History
3
Contact In the Balance
16
INVASION
41
Northeast One You will have the worst by our absence
43
Northeast Two A new found Golgotha
72
New York and the Ohio Country We shall not be like father and son but like brothers
98
Southeast Get a little further you are too near me
132
Southwest Return of the white brother
173
INTERNAL FRONTIERS
287
Kill the Indian to Save the Man Assimilation
289
New Deal and Termination Let none but the Indian answer
330
The New Indians
370
Epilogue
409
Sources and Further Reading
429
Permissions Acknowledgements
450
Index
452

The Far West The burning world
214
The Great Plains The heart of everything that is
247

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About the author (1998)

Wilson has been actively involved in working with indigenous North Americans for 25 years. He is a recipient of a Ford Foundation grant and a member of the executive committee of Survival, which campaigns for indigenous peoples of the world.

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