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Handbook of North American Indians: History of Indian-White Relations

Handbook of North American Indians: History of Indian-White Relations

Hardback Handbook of North American Indians

Edited by Wilcomb E. Washburn, Contributions by Wilbur R. Jacobs, Contributions by Francis Jennings, Contributions by Mason Wade, Contributions by Reginald Horsman, Contributions by Francis Paul Prucha, Contributions by William T. Hagan, Contributions by Lawrence C. Kelly, Contributions by Robert J. Surtees, Contributions by Charles Gibson

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  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
  • Format: Hardback | 852 pages
  • Dimensions: 225mm x 332mm x 50mm | 2,867g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1990
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 087474184X
  • ISBN 13: 9780874741841
  • Illustrations note: 37ill.

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The Handbook of North American Indians is a 20-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, intended to serve as a standard reference work for anthropologists, historians, students, and the general reader. Each volume contains heavily illustrated chapters by the main authorities on each topic and concludes with an extensive bibliography and index. Volume 4 covers the history of the interactions in North America between the Native American peoples and those, primarily from Europe and Africa, who arrived after 1492. It includes essays on national policies; the military situation; political relations; economic relations; religious relations; and the concept of Indians in literature, popular culture, and movies.

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Wilcomb E. Washburn was Director of American Studies at the Smithsonian and the author of more than sixty books and articles.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 National Policies Chapter 3 British Indian Policies to 1783 Chapter 4 Dutch and Swedish Indian Policies Chapter 5 French Indian Policies Chapter 6 United States Indian Policies, 1776-1815 Chapter 7 United States indian Policies, 1815-1860 Chapter 8 United States Indian Policies, 1860-1900 Chapter 9 United States Indian Policies, 1900-1980 Chapter 10 Canadian Indian Policies Chapter 11 Spanish Indian Policies Chapter 12 Mexican Indian Policies Chapter 13 Danish Greenland Policies Chapter 14 Russian and Soviet Eskimo Policies Part 15 Military Situation Chapter 16 Colonial Indian Wars Chapter 17 Indian-United States Military Situation, 1775-1848 Chapter 18 Indian-United States Military Situation, 1848-1891 Part 19 Political Relations Chapter 20 British Colonial Indian Treaties Chapter 21 United States Indian Treaties and Agreements Chapter 22 Canadian Indian Treaties Chapter 23 Indian Land Transfers Chapter 24 The Legal Status of American Indians Chapter 25 Presents and Delegations Chapter 26 Colonial Government Agencies Chapter 27 Nineteenth-Century United States Government Agencies Chapter 28 Twentieth-Century United States Government Agencies Chapter 29 Government Indian Agencies in Canada Chapter 30 American Indian Education Chapter 31 Indian Rights Movement Until 1887 Chapter 32 Indian Rights Movement, 1887-1973 Part 33 Economic Relations Chapter 34 The Fur Trade in the Colonial Northeast Chapter 35 The Hudson's Bay Company and Native Peoples Chapter 36 Indian Trade in the Trans-Mississippi West to 1870 Chapter 37 The Maritime Trade of the North Pacific Coast Chapter 38 Economic Relations in the Southeast Until 1783 Chapter 39 Trade Goods Chapter 40 Indian Servitude in the Northeast Chapter 41 Indian Servitude in the Southeast Chapter 42 Indian Servitude in the Southwest Chapter 43 Indian Servitude in California Chapter 44 Ecological Change and Indian-White Relations Part 45 Religious Relations Chapter 46 Protestant Churches and the Indians Chapter 47 Mormon Missions to the Indians Chapter 48 Roman Catholic Missions in New France Chapter 49 Roman Catholic Missions in California and the Southwest Chapter 50 Roman Catholic Missions in the Southeast and Northeast Chapter 51 Roman Catholic Missions in the Northwest Chapter 52 Roman Catholic Missions in the ARctic Chapter 53 The Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska Part 54 Conceptual Relations Chapter 55 White Conceptions of Indians Chapter 56 Relations Between Indians and Anthropologists Chapter 57 The Indian Hobbyist Movement in North America Chapter 58 The Indian Hobbyish Movement in Europe Chapter 59 Indians and the Counterculture, 1960s-1970s Chapter 60 The Indian in Literature in English Chapter 61 The Indian in Non-English Literature Chapter 62 The Indian in Popular American Culture Chapter 63 The Indian in the Movies Chapter 64 Non-Indian Biographies Chapter 65 Contributors Chapter 66 List of Illustrations Chapter 67 Bibliography