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History's shadow [electronic resource] : Native Americans and historical consciousness in the nineteenth century / Steven Conn.

Author/Creator:
Conn, Steven.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (290 p.)
Subjects:
Indians of North America -- History -- 19th century.
Ethnology -- United States.
United States -- Civilization -- Indian influences.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Who were the Native Americans? Where did they come from and how long ago? Did they have a history, and would they have a future? Questions such as these dominated intellectual life in the United States during the nineteenth century. And for many Americans, such questions about the original inhabitants of their homeland inspired a flurry of historical investigation, scientific inquiry, and heated political debate.History''s Shadow traces the struggle of Americans trying to understand the people who originally occupied the continent claimed as their own. Steven Conn considers how the question of
Contents:
Native Americans and the problem of history, part 1
Images of history : Indians in American art
Fade to silence : Indians and the study of language
The past is underground : archaeology and the search for Indian history
The art and science of describing and classifying : the triumph of anthropology
Native Americans and the problem of history, part 2.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-270) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-95945-6
9786611959456
0-226-11511-9
OCLC:
370372644
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