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An infinity of nations : how the native New World shaped early North America

Author: Michael J Witgen
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the formation and development of a Native New World in North America. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, indigenous peoples controlled the vast majority of the continent while European colonies of the Atlantic World were largely confined to the eastern seaboard. Through imaginative use of both Native language and European documents, historian Michael Witgen re-creates the world of the indigenous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Witgen
ISBN: 9780812243659 081224365X 9780812222869 0812222865
OCLC Number: 724643621
Notes: Based on the author's 2004 thesis (Ph. D.) from the University of Washington.
Description: vi, 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Place and belonging in native North America --
The rituals of possession and the problems of nation --
The rebirth of native power and identity --
European interlopers and the politics of the native new world --
An Anishinaabe warrior's world --
The great peace and unraveling alliances --
The counterfactual history of Indian assimilation.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Michael Witgen.
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An Infinity of Nations tells the story of the indigenous peoples who ruled the western interior of North America, focusing in particular on the Great Lakes and Northern Great Plains.  Read more...

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2012 "Witgen implores readers to reimagine native peoples as agents of their own destiny well into the nineteenth century. As such, An Read more...

 
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