The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee

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Native America From 1890 to the Present - By David Treuer

There is a tendency to view the European settlement of North America, and the corresponding decimation of many tribes and cultures, as sudden and inevitable. It was neither. How, then, did Indians go from being the lords of the continent-controlling all its shores, all the interior, having mastered its climates and terrain and even the inevitable conflict with other tribes-to the scattered remnants present in 1891?

(From the book excerpt on the publisher's site, see the link below)

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