by James Adair, The History Of The American Indians Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The History Of The American Indians book, James Adair was an Englishman who lived and traded among the southeastern Indians for more than 30 years, from 1735 to 1768. Adair's written work, first published in England in 1775, is considered one of the finest histories of the Native Americans.
by John William Tebbel, The American Indian Wars Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The American Indian Wars book, The conquest of America by the white man revealed in all its drama, cruelty, and heroism.
by Kathleen Sue Fine-Dare, Grave Injustice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Grave Injustice book, Grave Injustice is the powerful story of the ongoing struggle of Native Americans to repatriate the objects and remains of their ancestors that were appropriated, collected, manipulated, sold, and displayed by Europeans and Americans. Anthropologist Kathleen S. Fine-Dare focuses on the history and culture of both the impetus to collect and the movement to repatriate Native American remains. Using a straightforward historical framework and illuminating case studies, Fine-Dare first examines the changing cultural reasons for the appropriation of Native American remains. She then traces the succession of incidents, laws, and changing public and Native attitudes that have shaped the repatriation movement since the late nineteenth century. Her discussion and examples make clear that the issue is a complex one, that few clear-cut heroes or villains make up the history of the repatriation movement, and that little consensus about policy or solutions exists within or beyond academic and Native communities. The concluding chapters of this history take up the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), which Fine-Dare considers as a legal and cultural document. This highly controversial federal law was the result of lobbying by American Indian and Native Hawaiian peoples to obtain federal support for the right to bring back to their communities the human remains and associated objects that are housed in federally funded institutions all over the United States. Grave Injustice is a balanced introduction to a longstanding and complicated problem that continues to mobilize and threatens to divide Native Americans and the scholars who work with and write about them.
by Roger L. Nichols, American Indians In U S History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Indians In U S History book, This concise survey, tracing the experiences of American Indians from their origins to the present, has proven its value to both students and general readers in the decade since its first publication. Now the second edition, drawing on the most recent research, adds information about Indian social, economic, and cultural issues in the twenty-first century. Useful features include new, brief biographies of important Native figures, an overall chronology, and updated suggested readings for each period of the past four hundred years. The author traces tribal experiences through four eras: Indian America prior to the European invasions; the colonial period; the emergence of the United States as the dominant power in North America and its subsequent invasion of Indian lands; and the years from 1900 to the present. Nichols uses both Euro-American sources and tribal stories to illuminate the problems Indian people and their leaders have dealt with in every generation.
by James E. Seelye, Voices Of The American Indian Experience Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Voices Of The American Indian Experience book, In a single source, this comprehensive two-volume work provides the entire history of American Indians, as told by Indians themselves.
by Suzan Shown Harjo, Nation To Nation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nation To Nation book, "Approximately 368 treaties were negotiated and signed by U.S. commissioners and tribal leaders (and subsequently approved by the U.S. Senate) from 1777 to 1868. These treaties enshrine promises the U.S. government made to Indian people and recognize tribes as nations--a fact that distinguishes tribal citizens from other Americans, and supports contemporary Native assertions of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Treaties are legally binding and still in effect. Beginning in the 1960s, Native activists invoked America's growing commitment to social justice to restore broken treaties. Today, the reassertion of treaty rights and tribal self-determination is evident in renewed tribal political, economic, and cultural strength, as well as in reinvigorated nation-to-nation relations with the United States"--
by Bruce Grant, Concise Encyclopedia Of The American Indian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Concise Encyclopedia Of The American Indian book, Presents descriptive alphabetical entries on Indian tribes, territories, customs, tools, activities, and famous leaders.