The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Philosophy - 496 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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Wilson has been actively involved with indigenous North Americans for almost 25 years. Here he presents a comprehensive, imaginative overview of Native American history that is exceptional in its ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
A Note About Terminology
Prologue
Part IORIGINS
Two Views of History
In the Balance
Part IIINVASION
OneYou will have the worst by our absence
8 The Far WestThe burning world
9 The Great PlainsThe heart of everything that is
Part IIIINTERNAL FRONTIERS
10 Kill the Indian to Save the ManAssimilation
11 New Deal and TerminationLet none but the Indian answer
12 The New Indians
Epilogue
Sources and Further Reading

TwoA new found Golgotha
5 New York and the Ohio CountryWe shall not he like father and son but like brothers
you are too near me
7 SouthwestReturn of the white brother
Permissions Acknowledgements
Index
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