Beneath the Backbone of the World : Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720-1877. (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Beneath the Backbone of the World : Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720-1877.

Author: Ryan Hall
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the better part of two centuries, between 1720 and 1877, the Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) people controlled a vast region of what is now the U.S. and Canadian Great Plains. As one of the most expansive and powerful Indigenous groups on the continent, they dominated the northern imperial borderlands of North America. The Blackfoot maintained their control even as their homeland became the site of intense competition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Hall
ISBN: 9781469655154 1469655152
OCLC Number: 1192353707
Description: 272 p.
Contents: Náápi's place --
Strangers on the land, 1782-1806 --
Now they will pretend to equal us --
Between empires --
A future they were resolved to achieve --
Nefarious traffic.

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With archival research from both the US and Canada, Ryan Hall shows for how the Blackfoot used their borderlands position to create one of North America's most vibrant and lasting Indigenous  Read more...

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This meticulously researched volume . . . offers a compelling examination of the pivotal role played by the Blackfoot nation in the turbulent history of the northern plains' borderlands during much Read more...

 
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