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A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas Since 1492

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Book News Annotation:

A British Columbia lawyer for Native peoples chronicles European assaults on indigenous peoples in "the New World" up through the present. Includes a new introduction. Originally published in 1991.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

When Christopher Columbus first encountered the original inhabitants of the New World, he remarked they were "So tractable, so peaceable ... that I swear ... there is not in the world a better nation." Yet wave after wave of European arrivals sought to wipe those nations from the earth.

By what right did one race seize the land belonging to another and subjugate its people? Distinguished jurist and Native rights advocate Thomas Berger surveys the history of the Americas since their "discovery" by Europeans and examines how the colonizing powers wrestled with the moral issues. Accounts of the slaughter and disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples throughout North, Central, and South America reveal a searing pattern of almost unimaginable duplicity and inhumanity. Five centuries later, Native Americans still embrace ancient values and cultural ways. Berger recounts this tenacious struggle to defy the odds and re-emerge as distinct cultures.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-174) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295978079
Subtitle:
White Values, Native Rights in the Americas Since 1492
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Author:
Berger, Thomas R.
Location:
Vancouver :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
Self-determination, National
Subject:
Indians, treatment of
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Pbk
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
183
Dimensions:
9.01x6.00x.60 in. .68 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
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History and Social Science » US History » General

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"Synopsis" by , When Christopher Columbus first encountered the original inhabitants of the New World, he remarked they were "So tractable, so peaceable ... that I swear ... there is not in the world a better nation." Yet wave after wave of European arrivals sought to wipe those nations from the earth.

By what right did one race seize the land belonging to another and subjugate its people? Distinguished jurist and Native rights advocate Thomas Berger surveys the history of the Americas since their "discovery" by Europeans and examines how the colonizing powers wrestled with the moral issues. Accounts of the slaughter and disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples throughout North, Central, and South America reveal a searing pattern of almost unimaginable duplicity and inhumanity. Five centuries later, Native Americans still embrace ancient values and cultural ways. Berger recounts this tenacious struggle to defy the odds and re-emerge as distinct cultures.

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