Blood and land : the story of native North America / J.C.H. King.

Blood and land : the story of native North America / J.C.H. King.

Alternate Title
Story of native North America

King, J. C. H. (Jonathan C. H.)

Publication Date

Publication Information
[London] : Allen Lane,

Physical Description
xxvi, 645 p. : ill., maps.

Subject Term
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Social conditions.
Indigenous peoples -- History.

Geographic Term
North America -- Civilization.

Bibliography Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.

This highly personal book, based on years of travel and first-hand research in North America, introduces a deeply complex story, of myriad identities and determined ethnicities - from the desert Southwest to the high Arctic, from first contact between Europeans and Native Americans to the challenges of Native leadership today. Instead of writing a chronological history, King confronts the reader with the paradoxes, diversity and successes of Native North Americans. Their astonishing ingenuity and supple intelligence enabled, after centuries of suffering both violence and dispossession, a striking level of recovery, optimism and autonomy in the 21st century. J.C.H. King is the von HÞugel Fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.



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