A resource for all who teach and study history, this book
illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history
to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered
in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading
scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the
newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the
chronological arc of the standard American history survey.
Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical
actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and
political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people,
and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the
ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous
history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will
challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S.
history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and
political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the
fundamental question of what it means to be an American.
Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck,
Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D.
Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K.
Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew
Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall,
James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott