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The Return of the Native: American Indian Political Resurgence Paperback – July 19, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0195065756 ISBN-10: 0195065751 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (July 19, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195065751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195065756
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #950,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It should be required reading for all students of Indian and white relations."--Journal of American Ethnic History

"Important and ambitious....Interesting, broad, and engaging. It promises an understanding of a relatively unexamined, evocative, and both tragic and heroic province of American ethnic diversity and political mobilization."--American Journal of Sociology

"An excellent work that adroitly handles an exceedingly complex subject."--C. Matthew Snipp, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"A fascinating overview of early American Indian relations, specifically, how the tribes lost land, independence, and power, but--by playing one official body off another--were able to maintain some degree of freedom."--Booklist

"Well written and persuasively argued, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars in the social sciences and to discerning general readers."--Choice

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Stephen Cornell is at University of California, San Diego.

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Wonderful history of history of American reactions to the "Indian problem" and the ways American Indians defied expectations and maintained political distinctiveness despite and sometimes because of U.S. efforts to destroy it. Very readable, relatively short, historical and sociological overview
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