American Indians have been an integral part of all of North American history, yet their voices are typically absent in the telling of their own stories. This work attempts to help rectify this under-representation, drawing upon a variety of primary sources from many different American Indians from a variety of regions to present accurate, unfiltered viewpoints.
In a single source, this comprehensive two-volume work provides the entire history of American Indians, as told by Indians themselves.
Voices of the American Indian Experience provides unique insights into American Indian history by focusing on Indian accounts instead of on relying on other sources. As a result, their voices are clearer, and readers learn more about Indians directly from Indians, rather than through accounts that are filtered, diluted, and possibly even misinterpreted by an outsider's perspective.
The volumes comprise a vast and fascinating variety of sources that span creation stories from Native American prehistory, to Indians who met the earliest Europeans to visit the Americas, all the way through to American Indians who served in recent foreign conflicts in the U.S. Armed Forces. This work provides information that is essential to fully understanding the history of the United States, and will be a valuable resource for advanced high school students and college students as well as general audiences with an interest in history or Native American culture.
• Includes some sources that have never before been published
• Incorporates a wide range of sources from different regions to provide an excellent representation of American Indian history
• Provides clear, concise introductions to each document, putting them into historical context
• Documents the key laws that impacted American Indians
• Includes an up-to-date, complete bibliography
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