Focuses on the discovery of the Western Hemisphere by European explorers. This book gives an overview of Aboriginal concepts and history, and traces the tumultuous relationship between Native Americans and Western settlers. It takes a view on the relationship between Native Americans and their cultural roots in the modern world.
Without a doubt, one event in the history of Native Americans overshadows all others in its impact on their culture - the discovery of the Western Hemisphere by European explorers. This catclysmic event is the main focus of "The Native American Experience", which, having given an overview of Aboriginal concepts and history, traces the tumultuous relationship between Native Americans and Western settlers. The book takes a vital view on the relationship between Native Americans and their cultural roots in the modern world, tracing their history into the contemporary era with the support of facsimile documents from key US archives, which brings the history to life.
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Jay Wertz is the author of The Civil War Experience for Carlton Books and co-author of Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War with Edwin C. Bearss.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Ice Age Migration to the Western Hemisphere; The Aboriginal Imprint; Eastern and Woodland Native Americans; Conquistadors and the Tribes of the Southwest; The Effects of French and English Colonization; First Contact on the Northwest Coast; Spanish Colonization of New Mexico; Cherokee and Other Tribes and the Settlement of the Southeast; Seminoles and the Discovery of Florida; The French and Indian War; The California Mission System; Russian Influence in the Northwest; The New Nation and the Original Inhabitants; Native Americans Encountered by Lewis and Clark; Indian Bureaus and the First Reservations; Gold and Settlers Challenge California Tribes; Native Americans and the Civil War; Ranchers, Farmers, and Native Americans; Dakota and Other Plains Tribes; Apache and Commanche Tribes; Alaskan and Canadian Tribes Meet the Age of Industrialization; Allotment and Reform; The New Deal, Relocation, and Termination; Native American Soldiers; Urban Migration; Outstanding Native Americans; Native American Art & Literature; Moving Forward.
The Native American Experience by Jay Wertz
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