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Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography, 1827-1863

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In the early years of the republic, the United States government negotiated with Indian nations because it could not afford protracted wars politically, militarily, or economically. Maureen Konkle argues that by depending on treaties, which rest on the equal standing of all signatories, Europeans in North America institutionalized a paradox: the very documents through whic ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published February 23rd 2004 by University of North Carolina Press (first published February 23rd 2003)
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