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1491
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4006-3 (1-4000-4006-X)

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding of what the Americas were like before Columbus's arrival. Most of us learned in school that Indians crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago, that... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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1491 (Second Edition)
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3205-1 (1-4000-3205-9)

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27824-1 (0-307-27824-7)

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China... Read more >

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The Long Exile
A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic
Written by Melanie McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3288-4 (1-4000-3288-1)

In 1932, the Canadian government forcibly relocated three dozen Inuit from their flourishing home on the Hudson Bay to the barren, arctic landscape of Ellesmere Island, the most northerly landmass on the planet. Among this group was Josephie Flaherty, the unrecognized, half-Inuit son of filmmaker Robert Flaherty, director of Nanook of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Plagues and Peoples

Written by William McNeill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 1977
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-12122-4 (0-385-12122-9)

Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact—political, demographic, ecological, and psychological—of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
Capturing 125 Years of Majesty, Spirit, and Adventure
Introduction by James C. McNutt


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0956-7 (1-4262-0956-8)

The Wild West is perhaps the most enduring of American myths, but the reality is even more compelling. It’s a magical place of extraordinary people, exciting events, and stunning scenery--big sky, wide-open spaces, epic grandeur, and pristine wilderness. National Geographic brings together award-winning photographers to capture this outsized land of majestic... Read more >

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From The Heart
Voices of the American Indian
Written by Lee Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 428 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76891-3 (0-679-76891-2)

Lee Miller retrieves the voices of Indian people over five centuries and weaves them into an alternate history of the continent, while introducing us to the grandeur and diversity of the 500 nations who held this land before the first European set foot on it. Here, collected in one volume, is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Pueblo Bonito
Center of the Chacoan World
Written by Jill E. Neitzel


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 2003
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-131-0 (1-58834-131-3)

Pueblo Bonito is the largest and most famous ruin in New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Built by the ancestral Puebloan people some 1,000 years ago, the ruin testifies to one of the oldest and most complex societies ever discovered in North America. Study of the large corpus of data... Read more >

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Native American History

Written by Judith Nies


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 3, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-39350-0 (0-345-39350-3)

Offering a unique perspective on the history of Native American peoples—their culture, history, and politics—Judith Nies juxtaposes Native American history with the history of Western civilization, highlighting their scientific knowledge and agricultural sophistication. This historical narrative, presented in a time-line format, sheds light on such events as: the construction of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Before and after the Horizon
Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
Edited by David Penney


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-452-6 (1-58834-452-5)

Before and after the Horizon is the only book to consider the work of Anishinaabe artists overall and to discuss 500 years of Anishinaabe art history. This book--which accompanies an exhibition of the same title opening in August 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York--reveals how... Read more >

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The Killing of Crazy Horse

Written by Thomas Powers


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71430-6 (0-375-71430-8)

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best History

With the Great Sioux War as background and context, and drawing on many new materials, Thomas Powers establishes what really happened in the dramatic final months and days of Crazy Horse’s life.

He was the greatest Indian... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS

Written by Conrad Richter


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5018-7 (0-8041-5018-4)

A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home . . . Her reception here, her rejection and that of her Indian son by her Caucasian father and sister . . . the conflicts of her Indian upbringing with the white way... Read more >

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Blood and Thunder
The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3110-8 (1-4000-3110-9)

In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the... Read more >

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Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

Written by Ephraim Squier


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1998
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-898-4 (1-56098-898-3)

Originally published in 1848 as the first major work in the nascent discipline as well as the first publication of the newly established Smithsonian Institution, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley remains today not only a key document in the history of American archaeology but also the primary source of information... Read more >

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IndiVisible
African-Native American Lives in the Americas
Edited by Gabrielle Tayac


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 26, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-271-3 (1-58834-271-9)

Throughout American history, people of combined African and Native American descent have often struggled for acceptance, not only from dominant cultures but also from their own communities. In this collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking essays, authors from across the Americas explore the complex personal histories and contemporary lives of people with a... Read more >

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The Divided Ground
Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7707-6 (1-4000-7707-9)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of William Cooper's Town comes a dramatic and illuminating portrait of white and Native American relations in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The Divided Ground tells the story of two friends, a Mohawk Indian and the son of a colonial clergyman, whose relationship helped redefine North... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

Written by Anthony Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1972
Price: $15.20
ISBN: 978-0-394-71699-2 (0-394-71699-X)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction

This is a cultural study of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Apache Warrior 1860--86

Written by Robert Watt


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0352-8 (1-4728-0352-3)

Focusing on the Chiricahua Apache, led by such famous warriors as Cochise Mangas Coloradas, Victorio, Nana and Geronimo, this book strips away the myths behind the history of some of the feared opponents of the US Army in the southwest United States. It explains how their upbringing, training and culture equipped... Read more >

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Native Roots
How the Indians Enriched America
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 15, 1992
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-449-90713-9 (0-449-90713-9)

In Native Roots, Jack Weatherford focuses on the vital role that Indian civilizations have played in the making of the United States. Conventional American history holds that the white settlers of the New World re-created the societies they had known in England, France, and Spain. As Weatherford shows, Europeans in fact... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Savages and Civilization

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 7, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90957-7 (0-449-90957-3)

In Indian Givers and Native Roots Weatherford wrote of the clash between Native American and European cultures; in Savages and Civilization he widens his scope to illuminate the global scale of ethnic strife as the indigenous peoples that are facing the loss of their cultural identities demonstrate a growing resistance to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Indians of the United States

Written by Clark Wissler


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 21, 1967
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-02019-0 (0-385-02019-8)

A revision of Wissler's authoritative study, this volume traces the history of the American Indian from prehistoric times to the present. It gives a broad survey of the tribes and cultures of all the great Indian language families. Read more >

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Voices of Ancestors

Written by Dhyani Ywahoo


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 12, 1987
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-410-9 (0-87773-410-0)

Ywahoo, a member of the traditional Etowach Band of the Eastern Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation, shares the oral teachings of her people. Read more >
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