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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, cop. 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Witgen
ISBN: 0812205170 9780812205176
OCLC Number: 806352163
Notes: Based on the author's 2004 thesis (Ph. D.) from the University of Washington.
Description: 1 online resource (p. cm.)
Contents: Prologue: The Long Invisibility of the Native New WorldPART I. DISCOVERYChapter 1. Place and Belonging in Native North AmericaChapter 2. The Rituals of Possession and the Problems of NationPART II. THE NEW WORLDChapter 3. The Rebirth of Native Power and IdentityChapter 4. European Interlopers and the Politics of the Native New WorldPART III. THE ILLUSION OF EMPIREChapter 5. An Anishinaabe Warrior's WorldChapter 6. The Great Peace and Unraveling AlliancesPART IV. SOVEREIGNTY: THE MAKING OF NORTH AMERICA'S NEW NATIONSChapter 7. The Counterfactual History of Indian AssimilationEpilogue: Louis Riel, Native Founding FatherGlossary of Native TermsNotesIndexAcknowledgments
Responsibility: Michael Witgen.

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 "An Infinity of Nations is a bold and altogether original examination of Indian-European relations, indigenous social formation, Read more...

 
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