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.
"An extraordinary compendium that will appeal to lay readers and scholars alike, Daily Life During the Indian WarS≪/i> is highly recommended especially for Native American studies shelves." -
Midwest Book Review
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