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An infinity of nations : how the native New World shaped early North America / Michael Witgen.

Witgen, Michael J. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812243659
  • ISBN: 081224365X
  • ISBN: 9780812222869
  • ISBN: 0812222865
  • Physical Description: vi, 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Based on the author's 2004 thesis (Ph. D.) from the University of Washington.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Place and belonging in native North America -- The rituals of possession and the problems of nation -- The rebirth of native power and identity -- European interlopers and the politics of the native new world -- An Anishinaabe warrior's world -- The great peace and unraveling alliances -- The counterfactual history of Indian assimilation.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the formation and development of a Native New World in North America. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, indigenous peoples controlled the vast majority of the continent while European colonies of the Atlantic World were largely confined to the eastern seaboard. Through imaginative use of both Native language and European documents, historian Michael Witgen re-creates the world of the indigenous peoples who ruled the western interior of North America.
Author Notes

Michael Witgen is Associate Professor and Director of Native American Studies at the University of Michigan.

Subject: Indians of North America > Government relations > To 1789.
Indians of North America > Colonization > History.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs.
North America > History > Colonial period, ca. 1660-1775.
Indians of North America > Colonization.
Indians of North America > Government relations.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs.
North America.
Genre: History.

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