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|Description:||457 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Classical Indian America: Conquest of the wilderness. The dynamo. Chaco Canyon. Cahokia. Huronia. The Dalles. How many Indians, and why? The "documents" of pre-writing history --
pt. 2. Oncoming crisis: Hispaniola. Truth and Sahagún. The rise of Tenochtitlán. The Aztec empire. Cultures in conflict --
pt. 3. The dark ages: Trauma. Transformation. Transformation II : resource accounting --
pt. 4. New frontiers: The sixteenth century. Fallacies of "frontier history". Plantation and accommodation. French and English missions. Partners and rivals. Some effects of trade. Wars in the east. The covenant chain. Frontiers in the middle --
pt. 5. The century of decision: From all directions. The southwest. California missions. The northwest coast. The vast middle northern sector. War against the Foxes. End of the Natchez. The northeast. Savage empires. The Forty Years War --
pt. 6. The end of independence: "Manifest destiny". Over the mountains. ...And Tippecanoe too. Paths of glory/trails of tears. Progress and erosion. Indians who have vanished. The golden west. The way to Wounded Knee. Cultures within a culture --
pt. 7. A hazard of new fortunes: Renewal. Immigrants in their own country. In perspective.
|Responsibility:||Francis Jennings ; maps by Tom Wilcoxson.|