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Published: 19 August 1993

208 Pages | 31 halftones, 7 maps

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195084221

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Native American Tribalism

Indian Survivals and Renewals

New Edition

D'Arcy McNickle
Edited with a new introduction by Peter Iverson

A Institute of Race Relations Publication

Contrary to the white man's early expectations, the Indian tribes of North America neither vanished nor assimilated. Despite almost four hundred years of contact with the dominant--and often domineering--Western civilization, Native Americans have maintained their cultural identity, the size, social organization, and frequently the location of their population, and their unique postion before the law. Now brought up to date with a new introduction by Peter Iverson--discussing McNickle's singular contribution to Native American Studies, providing an overview of recent events and scholarship in the field, and bringing up to date the appendix describing the geographical distribution of the principle tribes in the United States and Canada--this classic book reviews the history of contact between whites and Indians, explaining how the aboriginal inhabitants of North America have managed to remain an ethnic and cultural enclave within American and Canadian society from colonial times to the present day. With its comprehensive coverage and unique perspective, this new edition is essential reading for students who want to understand the past and present of our first Americans.