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Author Name:    CALLOWAY, Colin G. History of the American West Series

Title:   One Vast Winter Count : The Native American West before Lewis and Clark. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 2003, ISBN:0803215304 

Seller ID:   114715

CALLOWAY, Colin G. One Vast Winter Count : The Native American West before Lewis and Clark. Lincoln and London : University of Nebraska Pressm (2003).First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xvii,(3),1-631,(5). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, bl ack cloth, silver lettering to spine. In the History of the American West Series. "This magnificent, sweeping account traces the histories of the Native peoples of the American West from their arrival thousands of years ago to the early years of the nineteenth century. Colin G. Calloway depicts Indian country west of the Appalachians to the Pacific, with emphasis on conflict and change. With broad and incisive strokes Calloway's narrative includes: the first inhabitants and their early pursuit of big-game animals; the diffusion of corn and how it transformed American Indian life; the Spanish invasion and Indian resistance to Spanish colonialism; French-Indian relations in the heart of the continent; the diffusion of horses and horse culture; the collision of rival European empires and the experiences of Indian peoples whose homelands became imperial borderlands; and the dramatic events between the American Revolution and the arrival of Lewis and Clark. The account ends as a new American nation emerged independent of the British Empire, took over the trans-Mississippi West, and began to expand its own empire based on the concept of liberty and the acquisition of Indian land. One Vast Winter Count offers a new look at the early history of the region-a blending of ethnohistory, colonial history, and frontier history. It features Native voices and perspectives; a masterful, fluid integration of a wide range of oral and archival sources from across the West; a dynamic reconstruction of cultural histories; and balanced consideration of controversial subjects and issues. Calloway offers an unparalleled glimpse at the lives of generations of Native peoples in a western land soon to be overrun." (from thedj). Contents : A Note on Terminology. Prologue: Land and History in the A merican West. Part 1: The West before 1500. Chapter 1: Pioneers : Origins and Emergences; Hunters and Hunted; Fishers and Foragers; People and Identities in Motion. Chapter 2: Singing Up a New World : Becoming Corn People; First Farmers and Town Builders in the Southwest ; Mississippian Corn Chiefdoms; Corn Towns on the Prairies; Corn at Contact. Part 2: Invaders South andNorth, 1500-1730. Chapter 3: Sons of the Sun and People of the Earth : Fir st Sons; Mexico Invades New Mexico; The Colonization and Missionization of New Mexico; Pueblos and Spaniards in a Wider Indian World. Chapter 4: Rebellions and Reconquests : The Pueblo War of Independence; An Epidemic of Rebellions; The Reconquest of New Mexico; After the Reconquest. Chapter 5: Calumet and Fleur-de-lys : New Men in Birchbark Canoes; Pelts, Plagues, and Priests; Killing Fields and Middle Grounds; The Mississippi and Beyond; Ambivalent Allies. Part 3: Winning and Losing in the West, 17001800. Chapter 6: The Coming of the Centaurs : Horses across the West ; All Change on the Southern Plains; Shifting Balances of Power in the Northwest ; Corn Power to Horse Power on the Upper Missouri. Chapter 7: People In Between and People on the Edge : The Bloody Edges of Empire; The Ohio Valley and a World War inIndian Country ; War against Empire; Reverberations in the West. Chapter 8 : The Killing Years : A Revolution Pushes West ; War and Some Peace in the Provincias Internas; The World Rushed In; Smallpox Used Them Up. Epilogue: The Slave in the Chariot. Notes. Selected Bibliography . Index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00


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