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  Preface: Indian Country                                 1

PART ONE: INITIAL CONDITIONS                           10

Chapter One: Arrival                                   12
Origins... Virgin Country. Pleistocene America... The First Americans.
Who Were They and When Did They Come?

Chapter Two: Hunters and Gatherers                     33
A Magical Bear... Pleistocene Overkill?... Bison Hunting... Hot Rocks
and Hostile Plants... The Great Basin. .. The Pacific Coast... The
East... The Coming of Agriculture ... Agriculture on the Plains...
Mondawmin

Chapter Three: High Society                            65
The Mound Builders... The Hohokam. Master Hydrologists ... Mogol-
ions and Anasazis: Master Builders ... Coda: The Athapaskans ... Octo-
ber 11, 1492

PART TWO: CONTACT AND RESPONSE                         94

Chapter Four: Mysteries                                96
Prophets... Population and the Pox... Perceptions... The Question of
Cannibalism... What the Indians Made of Europeans




Chapter Five: The Spanish                             122
La Florida. Place of Flowers ... Seven Cities of Gold. Nuevo Mexico ...
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Chapter Six: The French and the English               156
Virginia . . The Northeast... The Upper Country-Great Lakes... Cen-
tury's End

PART THREE: THE REINVENTION
OF INDIAN AMERICA                                     186

Chapter Seven: The French Connection                  188
Winnebago Destiny... Pressures from the East... Sex, Murder and
Food

Chapter Eight: Invading the Plains                    202
The Three Worlds of the Cheyennes... Bison, Sun Dances, and the Plains
Ecosystem... Counting Coup and Open Warfare. . The Coming of the
Sioux

Chapter Nine: World War and a New Nation              213
The Case of the Catawbas ... The Seven Years War ... Pontiac's Rebel-
lion ... The Americans Take Charge... The West Coast

PART FOUR: INDEH                                      242

Chapter Ten: Removal                                  244
The Rise and Fall of Tecumseh ... Red Sticks and Civilized Tibes ... The
Marshall Trilogy... Trails of Tears

Chapter Eleven: An American Southwest                 264
The New Mexico Territory... Pariahs and Paiutes ... California
Onslaught

Chapter Twelve: The Last of the Great Horsemen        280
The Big Treaty... The Civil War and Western Massacres... Peace Policy
and Warfare on the Plains ... Holdouts-the Nez Perces . . Holdouts-
the Chiricahuas

Chapter Thirteen: The Reservation                     306
The Humanitarians... The Ethnographers ... On the Reservations ..
Peyote and Ghost Dances... Final Solution Number One



PART FIVE: NEW DEALS                                    334

Chapter Fourteen: The Progressive Era                   336
Legalities . . Chihcahua Destiny... World War and Two Dreadful Sena-
tors ... Seeing the Light, Dimly... The Meriam Report

Chapter Fifteen: Watershed                              358
The Trials and Triumphs of John Collier... World War II... Some Final
Solutions... Termination

Chapter Sixteen: Red Power                              379
Alcatraz and Earlier ... The Militant Seventies ... The Not-So-Militant
Seventies... The Eerie Deliberations of the Indian Claims
Commission... A Dispute Between Indians

Chapter Seventeen: Current Events                       404
The Rise of the East... Gambling... Water... Sacred Matters





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Paleo-Indians, Indians of North America History