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LIVES ON THE EDGE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Written by KATHLEEN DUVAL

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 04/12/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98120-9

A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society 

Winner of the Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award • Winner of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey History Prize • Finalist for the George Washington Book Prize


Over the last decade, award-winning historian Kathleen DuVal has revitalized the study of early America’s...

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A LIFE ON THE FRONTIER OF A NEW AMERICA
Written by T.J. STILES

Format: Hardcover, 608 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-59264-4

Winner, Pulitzer Prize for History
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

Finalist, Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History
Longlist, Mark Lynton History Prize
Finalist, California Book Award
Finalist, Plutarch Award for Biography
Winner, Spur Award for Best Western Biography

From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, a brilliant new biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times.

In this magisterial...

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WRITINGS ON AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY, CULTURE, AND POLITICS
Written by ALVIN M. JOSEPHY

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80691-8

Alvin Josephy Jr.’s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five hundred years of Indian history in North America from first settlements in the East to the long trek of the Nez Perce Indians in the Northwest. The...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 08/11/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-05783-4

Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples...

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Written by ANTON TREUER

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-21160-7

Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell.
 
In the most comprehensive atlas of Native American history and culture available, the story of the North American Indian is told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography. This illustrated atlas is perfect for fans of Empire of the...

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Format: Hardcover, 296 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00040-3

Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples...

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LINCOLN, LITTLE CROW, AND THE BEGINNING OF THE FRONTIER'S END
Written by SCOTT W. BERG

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-38913-8

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year

In August 1862, after suffering decades of hardship, broken treaties, and relentless encroachment on their land, the Dakota leader Little Crow reluctantly agreed that his people must go to war. After six weeks of fighting, the uprising was smashed, thousands of Indians were taken prisoner by the US army, and 303 Dakotas were sentenced to death. President Lincoln, embroiled in the most devastating period of the Civil War, personally intervened to save the lives...

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ANISHINAABE ARTISTS OF THE GREAT LAKES
Edited by DAVID PENNEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34452-6

Before and after the Horizon is the only book to consider the work of Anishinaabe artists overall and to discuss 500 years of Anishinaabe art history. This book--which accompanies an exhibition of the same title opening in August 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York--reveals how Anishinaabe (also known in the United States as Ojibwe or Chippewa) artists have expressed the deeply rooted spiritual and social dimensions of their relations with the Great Lakes region....

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UNA NUEVA HISTORIA DE LA AMERICAS ANTES DE COLON
Written by CHARLES C. MANN
Translator MARTIN MARTINEZ-LAGE

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Siete Cuentos

On Sale: 08/13/2013

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80515-9

NOW IN A SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION

Traditionally, we are taught that the first inhabitants of America entered the continent through the Bering Strait twelve thousand years before the arrival of Columbus. It was assumed that they were small and nomadic bands, and living without altering the earth. But during the last thirty years, archaeologists and anthropologists have shown that these assumptions, like others that also held for some time, were wrong.

In a book as amazing as persuasive, Charles...

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CAPTURING 125 YEARS OF MAJESTY, SPIRIT, AND ADVENTURE
Introduction by JAMES C. MCNUTT

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 10/02/2012

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-20956-7

The Wild West is perhaps the most enduring of American myths, but the reality is even more compelling. It’s a magical place of extraordinary people, exciting events, and stunning scenery--big sky, wide-open spaces, epic grandeur, and pristine wilderness. National Geographic brings together award-winning photographers to capture this outsized land of majestic dimensions and emotive power. Unparalled images--some iconic, some rarely or never-before-seen--speak to the powerful forces of nature...

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UNCOVERING THE NEW WORLD COLUMBUS CREATED
Written by CHARLES C. MANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/24/2012

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-27824-1

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas...

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LEGACY OF A NATIVE AMERICAN MYSTERY
Written by ROSS HAMILTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 05/01/2012

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94446-2

Star Mounds is a full-color illustrated study of the precolonial monuments of the greater Ohio Valley, woven together with over fifty “medicine stories” inspired by Native American mythology that demonstrate the depth of the knowledge held by indigenous peoples about the universe they lived in.

The earthworks of the region have long mystified and intrigued scholars, archeologists, and anthropologists with their impressive size and design. The landscape practices of pioneer families destroyed...

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