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Dominion and Civility
English Imperialism, Native America, and the First American Frontiers, 1585–1685
Michael Leroy Oberg
Was the relationship between English settlers and Native Americans in the New World destined to turn tragic? This book investigates how the newcomers interacted with Algonquian groups in the Chesapeake Bay area and New England, describing the...



Deadly Medicine
Indians and Alcohol in Early America
Peter C. Mancall
Mancall explores the liquor trade's devastating impact on the Indian communities of colonial...



First Person, First Peoples
Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories
Colleen Larimore
Finding a balance between tribal values and the demands of campus life is a recurring theme in this landmark collection of personal essays.



The Six Nations of New York
The 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin
Henry B. Carrington
In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. The 1892 census purported to be an objective report on the...



Cultivating a Landscape of Peace
Iroquois-European Encounters in Seventeenth-Century America
Matthew Dennis



Valley of Opportunity
Economic Culture along the Upper Susquehanna, 1700–1800
Peter C. Mancall
Valley of Opportunity recreates an age when Indians, colonists, and post-Revolutionary settlers embraced a similar dream: to create a successful economy in the rural hinterland of the middle colonies.



Shared Symbols, Contested Meanings
Gros Ventre Culture and History, 1778–1984
Loretta Fowler
Anthropologist Loretta Fowler here examines the history and culture of the Gros Ventres over two centuries, seeking to discover why the residents of Fort Belknap ascribe different and often opposing meanings to their shared cultural symbols and how these differences have influenced Gros Ventre...



Peyote Hunt
The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians
Barbara G. Myerhoff
"Ramón Medina Silva, a Huichol Indian shaman priest or mara'akame, instructed me in many of his culture's myths, rituals, and symbols, particularly those pertaining to the sacred untiy of deer, maize, and peyote. The significance of this constellation...



The History of the Five Indian Nations
Cadwallader Colden
A contemporary account of the religion, manners, customs, laws and forms of government of the Iroquois confederacy of tribes comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas.



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