In the past thirty years historians have come to realize that the shape and temper of early America was determined as much by its Native Americans as it was by its European colonizers. No one has done more to discover and recount this story than James Axtell, professor at the College of William and Mary. Natives and Newcomers is a collection of fifteen of his essays, available for the first time in one volume.
Using the human life cycle as an organizational framework, ethnohistorian James Axtell has gathered a broad range of 17th and 18th century European documentation on Native North Americans. With its lucid introductions to each entry, suggestions for further reading, and bibliography, this sourcebook is invaluable for courses in history, anthropology, and Native American and women's studies.