In A Barren Land

In A Barren Land

American Indian Dispossession and Survival

Book - 1999
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Award-winning historian Paula Mitchell Marks reconfirms her status as one of the foremost contemporary chroniclers of the American West with this often appalling, yet always engrossing, account of American Indian cultures under siege from 1607 to the present. In a dazzling synthesis of the latest research with masterful storytelling, Marks portrays the systematic dispossession of America's original inhabitants over centuries of broken promises and bloody persecutions. Well-known events and personalities -- the Battle of Little Big Horn, the Trail of Tears, Geronimo, to name a few -- are juxtaposed with lesser-known but equally pivotal episodes such as the Navajos' Long Walk, the Snake Indian resistance, and more.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 1999, c1998
Edition: Quill ed
ISBN: 9780688166335
0688166334
Characteristics: xxiv, 451 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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