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Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indians

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Treaties: The History and Legacy of US-American Indian Diplomacy explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and Native nations. One side sought to own the riches of North America and the other struggled to hold on to traditional homelands and ways of life. The book reveals how the ideas of hon ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Smithsonian Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Corinne
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This was a fascinating read. Native American history is odd in that the one thing that everyone knows about it is how little everyone knows about it. Native American history is held up as the very epitome of white-washing and eurocentrism rampant in US history. And, while most history books will probably devote a chapter to Native Nations now, it’s still a gaping hole in our curriculum. I note this because, even knowing that I knew very little about Native American history, Nation to Nation shoc
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bibliotekker Holman
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great multimedia read where images are as evocative and important as the text. A good place to start with the issue of treaties before moving on to the beef in Vine Deloria and Raymond Demaille's multi-volume Documents of American Indian Diplomacy.
Josh Reid
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful book -- more importantly, it highlights critical perspectives from Native intellectuals and treaty warriors.
Jason Lewis
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A great overview of the relationships between the up and coming United States and the American Indian tribes that they corresponded with during that growth. The pictures are colorful and give a greater understanding of the tribes and cultures involved.
Even though I knew it would be impossible to read in just one sitting, some parts felt as though it read like a textbook, kind of slowing me down. Otherwise, very informative showing just how little we know or are taught in the history of the deve
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Roxanne
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
As history goes the US has never kept a treaty with the Indians. I was just at The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty in Medicine Lodge, Kansas and that treaty they made was broken.
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