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Indians in the United States and Canada

A Comparative History, Second Edition

Roger L. Nichols

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Published: 09/2018
Pages: 552
Subject: Social Science
eBook ISBN: 9781496210982


Drawing on a vast array of primary and secondary sources, Roger L. Nichols traces the changing relationships between Native peoples and whites in the United States and Canada from colonial times to the present. Dividing this history into five stages, beginning with Native supremacy over European settlers and concluding with Native peoples' political, economic, and cultural resurgence, Nichols carefully compares and contrasts the effects of each stage on Native populations in the United States and Canada.  This second edition includes new chapters on major transformations from 1945 to the present, focusing on social issues such as transracial adoption of Native children, the uses of national and international media to gain public awareness, and demands for increasing respect for tribal religious practices, burial sites, and historic and funerary remains.  


Roger L. Nichols is emeritus professor of history and affiliate faculty of American Indian studies at the University of Arizona. He is the author of numerous books, including Warrior Nations: The United States and Indian Peoples, and the coeditor of Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans.  


"A watershed study. . . . There is certainly no better place to begin and continue the comparison of the United States and Canada."—Tony Gulig, Canadian Journal of History

"Writing within the framework of the two nations and their growth, Nichols nonetheless sees events as much from the Indian angle as from the white. . . . This is only one of many virtues in this thoughtful, largely successful, and ambitious book."—Elliot West, Times Literary Supplement

"Balanced and objective and a trustworthy point of departure for anyone curious about the subject. This will be a standard reference work for years to come."—William T. Hagan, American Indian Libraries Newsletter