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500 Nations: An illustrated History of North American Indians
by Alvin M. Josephycover


This work tells the story of conquest, displacement, betrayal, genocide and forced assimilation, with moe than 450 illustrations. He draws on creation stories, oral history, archaeological evidence, federal documents, and many other sources.

Indian Givers
by Jack Weatherford

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Weatherford's groundbreaking book traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology

Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
by Stephen E. Ambrose

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A portrait of the leader of the Oglala Sioux and the general of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry. The author draws striking similarities between the two warriors, and leads us to the day in 1876 of "Custer's last stand."

The American Holocaust

coverAmerican Holocaust:
The Conquest of the New World

by David E. Stannard

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Stannard argues that the decimation of the Native Americans was the largest genocide in history. Carefully researched, though he ignores some aspects of pre-Columbian inter-tribal warfare

cover A Little Matter of Genocide:
Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present

by Ward Churchill

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American Indian coverHolocaust and Survival: A Population History Since 1492
(Civilization of the American Indian, Vol 186)

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History o f the American West
by Dee Alexander Brown


First published in 1970, this book was influential in changing American views of the settlement of the west. Based largely on primary sources, Brown tells of the brutal treatment of Native Americans as the west was settled. An important and well written work

The First Americans: Prehistory-1600
by Joy Hakim

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a great history for ages 9-12