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Infinity of nations : how the native new world shaped early north america.

Author: Michael Witgen
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Univ Of Pennsylvania Pr, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Witgen
ISBN: 0812222865 9780812222869
OCLC Number: 842884205
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Contents: Prologue: The Long Invisibility of the Native New World PART I. DISCOVERY Chapter 1. Place and Belonging in Native North America Chapter 2. The Rituals of Possession and the Problems of Nation PART II. THE NEW WORLD Chapter 3. The Rebirth of Native Power and Identity Chapter 4. European Interlopers and the Politics of the Native New World PART III. THE ILLUSION OF EMPIRE Chapter 5. An Anishinaabe Warrior's World Chapter 6. The Great Peace and Unraveling Alliances PART IV. SOVEREIGNTY: THE MAKING OF NORTH AMERICA'S NEW NATIONS Chapter 7. The Counterfactual History of Indian Assimilation Epilogue: Louis Riel, Native Founding Father Glossary of Native Terms Notes Index Acknowledgments


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"An important and original history, An Infinity of Nations should lead ethnohistorians to reinterrogate other North American regions for indigenous categories of social and political organization Read more...

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