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Rethinking American Indian History
Writing from the Indian point of view is a central concern to historians today. Not only are new sources needed to understand native peoples, but new questions must be asked--questions based in a deep knowledge of the languages and cultures of Native Americans. The seven essays in this volume present innovative approaches to revising Indian history and understanding native ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by University of New Mexico Press
(first published 1997)
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A good primer and introduction into Native American ethnohistory. However, the essays do not flow as easily from one topic to another as they should. There are aspects that are covered by more than one author and others that require a more in-depth analysis.
A series of useful essays describing the current state of scholarship in American Indian history. Scarcity of sources has compelled scholars to combine anthropological, ethnographical, environmental, and hard science approaches to include (or distinguish) Indian involvement in a history of the Americas that began long before 1492. The most provocative essay is from Angela Cavender Wilson who calls for a rigorous experiential emersion in Indian culture by non-Indian scholars who seek to accuratel ...more