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    500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians (Hardback) By (author) Alvin M. Josephy

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    DescriptionIn the smoke and agony of the massacre at Wounded Knee, on 29 December 1890, the last hope of freedom died among the Indian nations of North America. This is the story of those nations and tribes, their leaders, customs, political systems, and their long battle against the European invasion.


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    Title
    500 Nations
    Subtitle
    An Illustrated History of North American Indians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alvin M. Josephy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 247 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Weight: 2,252 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091791483
    ISBN 10: 0091791480
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, JFSL9, JHM
    DC20: 970.00497
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, SOC020000, HIS038000, HIS054000
    Illustrations note
    500 colour and b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Hutchinson
    Publication date
    16 March 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    When Columbus, searching for India, arrived on the American continent he mistakenly named the natives 'Indians'. The devastating effect of the conquest on a noble people who called themselves ninuog (human beings) is still being assessed; it is only relatively recently that the whole situation has been documented from the Native Americans point of view. Their political and social systems were highly developed, their religion and culture rich and diverse. The remarkable nature of their resistance to the constant barrage of racial abuse and physical violence at the hands of the invaders is astounding in itself. Sourced from old documents, and accounts passed down through generations orally, and marvellously illustrated with over 485 pictures, this is a comprehensive and scholarly historical celebration of them, from pre-Colombian times to the end of the 19th century, interspersed with moving testimonials from contemporary Native Americans. (Kirkus UK)