First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History

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First Peoples distinctive approach to American Indian history has earned praise and admiration from its users. Created to fill the significant need for a survey text that acknowledges the diversity of Native peoples, respected scholar Colin G. Calloway provides a solid course foundation that still allows instructors to emphasize selected topics of interest to them and their students. The signature format of First Peoples strikes the ideal balance between primary and secondary source material, combining narrative, written documents, and visual documents in each chapter.

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Colin G. Calloway is a professor of history and Samson Occum Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He served for two years as associate director of and editor at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago and taught for seven years at the University of Wyoming. Professor Calloway has written many books on Native American history, including The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (2006); One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark (2003); and two books for the Bedford Series in History and Culture: Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indians Views of How the West Was Lost (1996), and The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America (1994).

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"A remarkable achievement. Colin Calloway illustrates through Native art and words the views, beliefs, policies and lifestyles that characterized a myriad of individual nations and groups. In First Peoples, the Indian peoples' many and rich histories come alive."

-- James E. Sherow, Kansas State University
"First Peoples offers a balanced look at a difficult and complex past and tells the story of Native-U.S. relations with sophistication and subtlety."

-- José Antonio Brandão, Western Michigan University

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