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This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

Silverman’s reconstruction of the world of the Wampanoag provides fascinating insights for both general readers and scholars into the early years of the colonization of Massachusetts, situating not only Thanksgiving within the nation’s history but also the tragedy of King Philip’s War.

Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power

An essential purchase for all collections of American history and Native American studies.

Picking Up the Pieces: Residential School Memories and the Making of the Witness Blanket

Readers interested in American Indian history or education will find important insights into the significance of the Witness Blanket and its component parts. Also consider the companion documentary, Picking Up the Pieces

Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West

Although this work treads familiar ground, Brands is a master storyteller whose latest monograph will enthrall aficionados of 19th-century American history.

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

A must-read for anyone interested in U.S. history.


Dakota in Exile: The Untold Stories of Captives in the Aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War

Both works by Clemmons are recommended to anyone interested in the history of the Midwest as they tell of the maltreatment that led to the removal process endured by the Dakota, a group whose horrific experiences were overshadowed by the U.S. Civil War.

Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas

A groundbreaking tour de force that will appeal to anyone interested in American history or Native American studies.

Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century

Miller's narrative expands significantly beyond the VRP in order to contextualize it within the broader scope of Native American migration over the course of the 20th century. In doing so, he has created a fascinating monograph highly recommended for anyone interested in Native American studies or American history.

Pocahontas and the English Boys: Caught Between Cultures in Early Virginia

This enlightening study highlights a form of slavery that has been often overlooked in histories of colonial Virginia and should be read alongside Helen C. Rountree's Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough.

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