Before European incursions began in the seventeenth century, the Western Abenaki Indians inhabited present-day Vermont and New Hampshire, particularly the Lake Champlain and Connecticut River valleys. This history of their coexistence and conflicts with whites on the northern New England frontier documents their survival as a people-recently at issue in the courts-and their wars and migrations, as far north as Quebec, during the first two centuries of white contacts. Written clearly and authoritatively, with sympathy for this long-neglected Nation, Colin G.
Cash, Color, and Colonialism: The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment by Renée Ann Cramer offers a comprehensive analysis of the federal acknowledgment process, placing it in historical, legal, and social context. Exploring the formal and informal struggles over acknowledgment, Cramer argues that we cannot fully understand the process until we understand three contexts within which it operates: the growth of casino interests since 1988, the prevalence of racial attitudes concerning Indian identity, and the colonial legacy of U.S. Indian law.
Never Come to Peace Again: Pontiac's Uprising and the Fate of the British Empire in North America is the seventh volume in the University of Oklahoma Press' The Campaigns and Commanders series. Author David Dixon is Professor of History at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania. A study of the 1763-66 resistance in which Odawa chief Pontiac led Nations of the Ohio Valley in a revolt against British forces, who had taken possession of forts lost by the French in the Seven Years' War. This volume is the first complete account of Pontiac's resistance to appear in nearly fifty years.
Documents of American Indian Diplomacy: Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775-1979 is the two volume compilation published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1999. This important reference work gathers in two volumes more than 350 treaties and agreements including treaties made prior to the founding of the United States and those made between states and Indian Nations. Treaties made between foreign states (Spain, Great Britain, and Mexico) and Indian Nations and those made between confederate states and Indian Nations are also included.
Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement is written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, in which Dennis Banks tells his own story for the first time and also traces the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM). The authors present an insider’s understanding of AIM protest events—the Trail of Broken Treaties march to Washington, D.C.; the resulting takeover of the BIA building; the riot at Custer, South Dakota; and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee.