Nichols, Roger L., ed. The American Indian; past and present.

Author:Moore, Patricia
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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NICHOLS, Roger L., ed. The American Indian; past and present. 6th ed. Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 400p. bibliogs. c2008. 978-0-8061-3856-5. $39.95. SA

Edited and re-edited over the past 30 years, this volume presents 22 scholarly articles culled from relatively recent academic and research journals. The topics range chronologically from the engagingly titled "How Indians Got Red" (apparently from their war paint, among other factors) to articles on the takeover of Alcatraz and the current struggle of smaller tribes to gain federal recognition. Each article is preceded by a carefully constructed abstract and followed by suggestions...

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