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How the Indians lost their land : law and power on the frontier

Author: Stuart Banner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between the early seventeenth century and the early twentieth, nearly all the land in the United States was transferred from American Indians to whites. This dramatic transformation has been understood in two very different ways - as a series of consensual transactions, but also as a process of violent conquest. Both views cannot be correct. How did Indians actually lose their land?" "Stuart Banner provides the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Banner, Stuart, 1963-
How the Indians lost their land.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607558818
Online version:
Banner, Stuart, 1963-
How the Indians lost their land.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607873802
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Banner
ISBN: 0674018710 9780674018716 067402396X 9780674023963
OCLC Number: 58043198
Description: 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Native proprietors --
Manhattan for twenty-four dollars --
From contract to treaty --
A revolution in land policy --
From ownership to occupancy --
Removal --
Reservations --
Allotment.
Responsibility: Stuart Banner.
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Between the early 17th and 20th Century, nearly all the land in the US was transferred from American Indians to whites. This dramatic transformation has been understood in two different ways - as a  Read more...

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"How the Indians Lost Their Land offers a valuable corrective to over-simplified views of Indian-white relations." - Eric Foner, London Review of Books"

 
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