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Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact Through the Era of Removal

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This book is an eloquent account of the native peoples of the Carolina piedmont who became known as the Catawba Nation. James Merrell brings the Catawbas more fully into American history by tracing how they underwent that most fundamental of American experiences: adapting to a new world. Arguing that European colonists and African slaves created a society that was as alien ...more
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published June 27th 1989 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1989)
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Michael Auger
An interesting look at the transformation of the Catawba Indians, from the beginning of European colonization until well after the Revolutionary war.
Read this book for my Native American History class. It was a relatively easy read and had numerous primary sources that added greatly to the validity of the points made in the study.
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James Hart Merrell, the Lucy Maynard Salmon Professor of History at Vassar College, was born and raised in Minnesota. Professor Merrell is one of the leading scholars of early American history, and has written extensively on Native American history during the colonial era. Professor Merrell is one of only five historians to be awarded the Bancroft Prize twice.
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