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Native American History

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Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical narrative, presented in a
Paperback, 432 pages
Published December 3rd 1996 by Ballantine Books
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May 09, 2013 Bea rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I've had this book for ages and finally read it. It's hard to read at first because of the dual timeline set-up. One side of the page is more general history and the other side of the page is Native American history, resulting in long skinny paragraphs to read. Every once in a while there is an inset box with more details about a particular episode and the inset boxes are italicized, which I found visually strange.

Past the unusual formatting this book is a great overview of world history, Nativ
Jul 26, 2016 Terra rated it it was amazing
What is there to say about a book who's true story is so sad you just want to cry at every page? High School and College general History classes have never told the Native American story the way Nies does. Every citizen in the US needs to read this.
Jason Walker
Jan 25, 2012 Jason Walker rated it liked it
This is a bi-colum book that chronicles a wild history from 28,000 BC to the current day. Obviously there is a lot of speculation and interpretation. Still I would recommend this book to anyone interest in the history of the Native Americans or any of the states they still reside in.There is no clear resolution, and I grew up 11 miles from the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Jul 13, 2009 Rmwittig rated it it was ok
Indian History vs. World History - Enlightening and very interesting for history buffs
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Judith Nies is the award-winning author of three nonfiction books—The Girl I Left Behind, Nine Women, and Native American History, which won the Phi Alpha Theta prize in international history. Her journalism, book reviews, and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Orion, Harvard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and American Voice. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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