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Facing east from Indian country : a native history of early America, Daniel K. Richter

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Facing east from Indian country : a native history of early America
Title
Facing east from Indian country
Title remainder
a native history of early America
Statement of responsibility
Daniel K. Richter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the beginning, North America was Indian country. But only in the beginning. After the opening act of the great national drama, Native Americans yielded to the westward rush of European settlers." "Or so the story usually goes. Yet, for three centuries after Columbus, Native people controlled most of eastern North America and profoundly shaped its destiny. In Facing East from Indian Country, Daniel K. Richter keeps Native people center-stage throughout the story of the origins of the United States." "Viewed from Indian country, the sixteenth century was an era in which Native people discovered Europeans and struggled to make sense of a new world. Well into the seventeenth century, the most profound challenges to Indian life came less from the arrival of a relative handful of European colonists than from the biological, economic, and environmental forces the newcomers unleashed. Drawing upon their own traditions, Indian communities reinvented themselves and carved out a place in a world dominated by transatlantic European empires. In 1776, however, when some of Britain's colonists rebelled against that imperial world, they overturned the system that had made Euro-American and Native coexistence possible. Eastern North America ceased to be Indian country only because the revolutionaries denied the continent's first peoples a place in the nation they were creating." "In rediscovering early America as Indian country, Richter employs the historian's craft to challenge cherished assumptions about times and places we thought we knew well, revealing Native American experiences at the core of the nation's birth and identity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BDS
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Richter, Daniel K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Facing east from Indian country : a native history of early America, Daniel K. Richter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: Early America as Indian Country.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Imagining a Distant New World.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Confronting a Material New World.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Living with Europeans.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Native Voices in a Colonial World.
  • p. 110
  • 5.
  • Native Peoples in an Imperial World.
  • p. 151
  • 6.
  • Separate Creations.
  • p. 189
  • Epilogue: Eulogy from Indian Country.
  • p. 237
  • Technical Note.
  • p. 255
  • Notes.
  • p. 257
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 301
  • Index.
  • p. 303
Control code
990674011171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9780674006386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Facing east from Indian country : a native history of early America, Daniel K. Richter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: Early America as Indian Country.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Imagining a Distant New World.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Confronting a Material New World.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Living with Europeans.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Native Voices in a Colonial World.
  • p. 110
  • 5.
  • Native Peoples in an Imperial World.
  • p. 151
  • 6.
  • Separate Creations.
  • p. 189
  • Epilogue: Eulogy from Indian Country.
  • p. 237
  • Technical Note.
  • p. 255
  • Notes.
  • p. 257
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 301
  • Index.
  • p. 303
Control code
990674011171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9780674006386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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