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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The updated and revised second edition of American Encounters features new essays from the vibrant field of Native American studies and the classic essays on early Native American history from the first edition. Over the past thirty years, historians, anthropologists, and other scholars have transformed our understanding of the history of North America's native people between first contact with Europeans in 1492 and the era of Indian removal in the early 19th century. This essential anthology offers comprehensive yet focused coverage on a wide range of topics, including contact, exchange, disease, religion, and warfare.




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.