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Daily Life During the Indian Wars (Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History)by Clarissa W. Confer
Synopses & Reviews
From the colonial period to the end of the 19th century, from King Phillip's war to the Wounded Knee Massacre, fighting between the American Indians and the U.S. government created upheaval in the everyday lives of American Indians, affecting everything from trade and food to marriage, housing, and family life.
The continuous power struggle between distinct cultures created the backdrop for the creation of the United States we know today, as well as the infancy of American foreign policy. Daily Life during the Indian WarS≪/i> will immerse readers in the true stories of a wide range of American Indian peoples as they fought to preserve everything they had and held dear—their traditions, their lands, and their identities.
Book News Annotation:
Confer's (PhD, American history) textbook, appropriate for high school students or advanced middle-schoolers, offers an introduction to the long history of violence between Native Americans and European settlers. The text is broken down into large chunks of time and place, from the 1600's to the late 1800's. Beginning with discussion of the conflicts with early British settlers in New England and Virginia, following chapters discuss the West, and the northern and southern plains. An epilogue adds material on the immediate aftermath of Wounded Knee. Several photographs of Native Americans and their homes are included. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book takes an in-depth look at every aspect of American Indian life—food, dress, customs, and more—during the almost 300 years of conflict with Anglo-Americans.
• Gathers and organizes three centuries of historical events into one readable analysis
• Documents the struggles of America's indigenous peoples to preserve their lifestyle and traditions
• Preserves the stories of both noted leaders and everyday individuals
From the earliest conflicts along the Eastern seaboard to the climactic Plains Wars of the late 19th century, the clash of arms and cultures between American Indians and Anglo-American settlers has dramatically shaped the lives of both groups. Yet how average American Indian men, women, and children experienced these events has been largely overlookeduntil now.
• A complete chronology of military and political events in American Indian history, ranging from colonial times through the 19th century
• A collection of images, documenting the lives and cultural practices of American Indian warriors and family members
• A multicultural bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, ethnography, and anthropology, pointing readers toward additional information
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