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The Founders of America - Francis Jennings

The Founders of America

Paperback Published: 17th August 1994
ISBN: 9780393312324
Number Of Pages: 464

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Jennings describes the experience of the first pioneers of the North American continent, who migrated from Siberia across what is now Beringia-nomadic people who traveled over the continents and islands of the Americas, establishing networks of trails and trade and adapting the land to human purposes. He tells of the rise of imperial city states in Mexico and Peru, and of the extension of cultures from Mexico into North America; he describes the multitude of cultures and societies created by the Native Americans, from simple kin-structured bands to immense and complex cities. Jennings shows that Europeans did not "discover" America; they invaded it and conquered its population. We grew up on history written from the point of view of the victor. Here now is the rest of the story, by the acknowledged dean of American Indian history. It is strong, eye-opening, and timely.

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[An] absorbing, insightful book.

Introductionp. 15
Acknowledgmentsp. 21
Conquest of the Wildernessp. 25
The Dynamop. 40
Chaco Canyonp. 48
Cahokiap. 56
Huroniap. 68
The Dallesp. 78
How Many Indians and Whyp. 83
The "Documents" of Pre-Writing Historyp. 90
Hispaniolap. 101
Truth and Sahag├║np. 108
The Rise of Tenochtitlánp. 114
The Aztec Empirep. 122
Cultures in Conflictp. 129
Traumap. 135
Transformationp. 143
Transformation II. Resource Accountingp. 152
The Sixteenth Centuryp. 165
Fallacies of "Frontier History"p. 172
Plantation and Accommodationp. 180
French and English Missionsp. 186
Partners and Rivalsp. 196
Some Effects of Tradep. 203
Wars in the Eastp. 208
The Covenant Chainp. 216
Frontiers in the Middlep. 222
From All Directionsp. 233
The Southwestp. 237
California Missionsp. 247
The Northwest Coastp. 252
The Vast Middle Northern Sectorp. 259
War against the Foxesp. 269
End of the Natchezp. 274
The Northeastp. 283
Savage Empiresp. 292
The Forty Years Warp. 296
Manifest Destinyp. 309
Over the Mountainsp. 313
And Tippecanoe Toop. 320
Paths of Glory / Trails of Tearsp. 328
Progress and Erosionp. 336
Indians Who Have Vanishedp. 346
The Golden Westp. 363
The Way to Wounded Kneep. 370
Cultures within a Culturep. 383
Renewalp. 395
Immigrants in Their Own Countryp. 399
In Perspectivep. 404
Chronologyp. 412
Notesp. 422
Bibliographyp. 427
Indexp. 443
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ISBN: 9780393312324
ISBN-10: 0393312321
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 17th August 1994
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.21  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.5