Publisher description for American encounters : natives and newcomers from European contact to Indian removal, 1500-1850 / edited by Peter C. Mancall and James H. Merrell.


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Over the past generation, historians, anthropologists and other scholars have transformed our understanding of the history of North America's native peoples between first contact with Europeans in 1492 and the era of Indian Removal in the 1840s. Once relegated to the sidelines of historical scholarship, studies of Native Americans and of their relations with Europeans are now basic components of any serious effort to understand the early American experience. This timely anthology brings together much of the best work available on early Native American history, offering comprehensive yet focused coverage on a wide array of topics from contact, exchange and diplomacy to religion, disease and warfare.

Contributors: James Axtell, Amy Turner Bushnell, Colin Calloway, Alfred W. Crosby, Natalie Zemon Davis, Gregory Evans Dowd, Steven W. Hackel, George R. Hamell, M. Thomas Hatley, Raymond Hauser, Ruth Wallis Herndon, Cornelius Jaenen, Rebecca Kugel, Peter Mancall, William L. McLoughlin, James H. Merrell, Christopher L. Miller, Theda Perdue, Daniel K. Richter, James P. Ronda, Neal Salisbury, James A. Sandos, Ella Wilcox Sekatau, Timothy J. Shannon, Helen Tanner, Daniel H. Usner, Jr., Daniel Vickers, and Richard White.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans.
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Relocation.