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A History of the Indians of the United States

A History of the Indians of the United States

Inbunden bok The Folio Society. First Folio edition uppl. 2003. 480 sidor.

Nyskick. Skyddsomslag i nyskick. A History of the Indians of the United States Angie Debo Observera att denna bok är på engelska. Please note that this book is in English. The book as well as the slipcase are new and in perfect condition. Introduced by Shirley A. Leckie. Bound in full buckram with a contrasting panel printed with a photograph by Edward S. Curtis. 32 pages of plates printed in colour and monochrome. Set in Palatino with Gill Sans display. Hardcover housed in a dark green slipcase. First Folio edition Published by The Folio Society in 2003. Angie Debo's comprehensive and compassionate account provides an unrivalled history of American Indians from the dawn of their first contact with Europeans to the late twentieth century. A tractable free and nature-loving people 'We gave them forest-clad mountains and valleys full of game, and in return what did they give our warriors and women? Rum and trinkets and a grave' Tecumseh, Shwanee Warrior, 1812 As predicted, they found a people 'of a tractable, free and loving nature, without guile or treachery' (Sir Francis Drake), and a land 'the most plentiful, sweet, fruitful, and wholesome of all the world' (Sir Walter Raleigh). Though some were doubtless well-intentioned, these intruders did only harm. They brought axes and hoes to aid farming and guns to hunt bison, but they also brought deadly diseases and they brought whisky, which rapidly became the most effective bargaining tool and had a disastrous effect on a people unaccustomed to it. But perhaps most devastating of all was their failure to understand the relationship between the Indians and their land and the Indians' own inability to defend their way of life. 'Truly the Indians, whether civilised or wild, had no guile to match the white man's duplicity.' Away back in that time - in 1492 - there was a man by the name of Columbus came from across the great ocean, and he discovered this country for the white man . . . What did he find when he first arrived here? Did he find a white man standing on this continent? I stood here first, and Columbus first discovered me' (Chitto Harjo, Creek fullblood, 1906). The Indians became subject people, ruled over by foreigners, whose policies were at best misguided and at worst savagely anti-Indian. Angie Debo's comprehensive and compassionate account provides an unrivalled history of American Indians from the dawn of their first contact with Europeans to the late twentieth century. It is a remarkable tale of a remarkable survival. Format: 26x18x5 cm. 480 pages.

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