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Inventing Nations: Postconquest Native Histories of Civilization’s Origins

William F. McCants

in Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151489
eISBN:
9781400840069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151489.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines postconquest native histories of civilization. These histories are nationalistic in the sense that they place the origins of civilization locally and in the distant past and ... More


“What Need Is There to Speak of the Past?”

Andrew Lipman

in The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter considers some problems with describing the long arc of Native American history since 1492. On the one hand, we cannot ignore the human and cultural toll of colonialism. But accounts ... More


The Presence of Native American History

Frederick E. Hoxie

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how presence rather than neglect dominates Native American history within the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and Organization of American Historians (OAH) from the ... More


Introduction: “Our Straggling Nation”

Sami Lakomäki

in Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300180619
eISBN:
9780300182316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180619.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Setting the scene for the book, this chapter looks at how historians have approached Shawnee and, more broadly, Native American nationhood, diaspora, and politics. The chapter argues that scholars of ... More


Earthquakes and the End of the New Madrid Hinterland

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The New Madrid earthquakes have been regarded as without consequence: they shook but did not change human lives. Newly-discovered probate records, along with environmental and cartographic ... More


The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Conevery Bolton Valencius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the winter of 1811-1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley. The earth cracked, huge sand blows spurted liquefied sand, and the Mississippi River ran backwards. People ... More


The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300

Orri Vesteinsson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207993
eISBN:
9780191677885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207993.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Religion

In this historical study of High-Medieval Iceland, the author investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in ... More


The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646374
eISBN:
9781469646398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646374.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Jamestown, the Lost Colony of Roanoke, and Plymouth Rock are central to America's mythic origin stories. Then, we are told, the main characters--the "friendly" Native Americans who met the ... More


Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Gina M. Martino

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640990
eISBN:
9781469641010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Across the borderlands of the early American northeast, New England, New France, and Native nations deployed women with surprising frequency to the front lines of wars that determined control of ... More


Object Lessons in Race and Citizenship

Sarah Anne Carter

in Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190225032
eISBN:
9780190908317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225032.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter considers the racial implications of object-based pedagogy at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia. At Hampton, African American and Native American students were ... More


The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal

James H. Merrell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834039
eISBN:
9781469600772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838693_Merrell
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book follows the Catawbas from their first contact with Europeans in the sixteenth century until they carved out a place in the American republic three centuries later. It is a story of Native ... More


Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive

Camilla Townsend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190628994
eISBN:
9780190629021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190628994.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After the Spanish conquest, the Nahuas of colonial Mexico learned the Roman alphabet and used it to transcribe oral performances of traditional histories of their peoples. These texts were called ... More


: Earthquake Cracks

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1830s, Davy Crockett wrote about stumbling into “earthquake cracks” during a bear hunt. His matter-of-fact reporting of earthquake evidence contrasts with how the New Madrid earthquakes soon ... More


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