One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark

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U of Nebraska Press, 2006 - History - 631 pages
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This magnificent, sweeping work traces the histories of the Native peoples of the American West from their arrival thousands of years ago to the early years of the nineteenth century. Emphasizing conflict and change, One Vast Winter Count offers a new look at the early history of the region by blending ethnohistory, colonial history, and frontier history. Drawing on a wide range of oral and archival sources from across the West, Colin G. Calloway offers an unparalleled glimpse at the lives of generations of Native peoples in a western land soon to be overrun.
 

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Colin Calloway begins this book with a look at societies that were once thriving communities but are now nothing more than abandoned and often overlooked sites. He ends his book by warning that our ... Read full review

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Calloway (history, Dartmouth) draws on tribal histories, anthropology, and archaeology, as well as traditional historical sources, to present this useful and insightful overview of vibrant nations ... Read full review

Contents

Pioneers
25
Hunters and Hunted
33
Fishers and Foragers
44
People and Identities in Motion
53
Singing Up a New World
67
Becoming Corn People
68
First Farmers and Town Builders in the Southwest
73
Mississippian Corn Chiefdoms
96
Killing Fields and Middle Grounds
225
The Mississippi and Beyond
243
Ambivalent Allies
263
Winning and Losing in the West 17001800
265
The Coming of the Centaurs
267
Horses across the West
268
All Change on the Southern Plains
276
Shifting Balances of Power in the Northwest
293

Corn Towns on the Prairies
104
Corn at Contact
113
Invaders South and North 15001730
117
Sons of the Sun and People of the Earth
119
First Sons
121
Mexico Invades New Mexico
132
The Colonization and Missionization of New Mexico
145
Pueblos and Spaniards in a Wider Indian World
154
Rebellions and Reconquests
165
An Epidemic of Rebellions
177
The Reconquest of New Mex1co
186
After the Reconquest
196
Calumet and Fleurdelys
213
New Men in Birchbark Canoes
214
Pelts Plagues and Priests
219
Corn Power to Horse Power on the Upper Missouri
301
People In Between and People on the Edge
313
The Bloody Edges of Empire
314
The Ohio Valley and a World War in Indian Country
331
War against Empire
346
Reverberations in the West
356
The Killing Years
367
War and Some Peace in the Provincias Internas
376
The World Rushed In
395
Smallpox Used Them Up
415
The Slave in the Chariot
427
Notes
435
Selected Bibliography
569
Index
597
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Colin G. Calloway is the Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, professor of history, and chair of the Native American studies program at Dartmouth College. He is the coeditor of Germans and Indians: Fantasies, Projections, Encounters (Nebraska 2002) and the author of many works, including New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.

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