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500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North…

500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians

by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

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This book was incredibly difficult to read and finish. It is a documentary of the attempted extermination of Native Americans by the Europeans and Americans over a period of 400 years. Hitler was a piker compared to what was perpetrated against these people. It was hard to continue reading about and it took me along time to finish. In the United States alone in 1990 there were only 2 million of the people left. This is also about a people against insurmountable odds who still survive and are working to preserve their identities. ( )
  pigeon_racer | Jul 2, 2018 |
A brilliant history of the North American native Indian nations ( )
  chicjohn | Dec 3, 2009 |
Really more of a tie-in for the PBS Special. It's pretty to look at, but light on information. ( )
  jcovington | Mar 1, 2007 |
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The companion volume to the 1995 popular PBS series of the same name, 500 Nations is a richly illustrated, absorbingly written history of North America's indigenous peoples. Drawing on creation stories, oral history, archaeological evidence, federal documents, and hundreds of published sources, Josephy takes us on an encyclopedic journey through Native America's past and present. Few scholars have Josephy's command of his broad and complex subject, and fewer still write as dexterously. The result: the best one-volume, general-interest study of Native American history now available.

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The story of Native American leaders, customs, political systems, and ways of life, this is American history from the Native American perspective: friendship, betrayal, war, and ultimately, the loss of homeland. A companion volume to the CBS television series produced by Kevin Costner, Jack Leustig, and James Wilson which aired in 1995.--From publisher description.… (more)

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