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NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY

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

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/25/2016

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47594-7

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History

In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a capable yet insecure man, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (court-martialed twice in six years) and the new corporate economy, a...

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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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A STORY OF HOPE AND BETRAYAL IN THE AGE OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC
Written by JOHN DEMOS

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/02/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-78112-7

Winner of The Homer D. Babbidge, Jr. Award

The astonishing story of a unique missionary project—and the America it embodied—from award-winning historian John Demos.

Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.” Its core element was a special school for “heathen...

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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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PRESERVING INDIGENOUS SCIENCE AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE UPPER AMAZON

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 09/17/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94608-4

Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area’s indigenous peoples’ approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland rainforest and mountain.

The book is illustrated with unique botanical and cultural drawings by Secoya elder and traditional healer...

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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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THE PEOPLING OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA--THE CONFLICT OF CIVILIZATIONS, 1600-1675
Written by BERNARD BAILYN

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/13/2013

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-70346-1

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling, fresh account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.

The immigrants were a mixed multitude. They came from England, the Netherlands, the German and Italian states, France, Africa, Sweden, and Finland, and they moved to the western hemisphere for different...

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