Blood And Land: The Story Of Native North America by J.c.h. KingBlood And Land: The Story Of Native North America by J.c.h. King

Blood And Land: The Story Of Native North America

byJ.c.h. King

Hardcover | September 27, 2016

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Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples. This highly personal book, based on years of travel and first-hand research in North America, introduces a deeply complex story, of myriad identities and determined ethnicities - from the desert Southwest to the high Arctic, from first contact between Europeans and Native Americans to the challenges of Native leadership today. Instead of writing a chronological history, King confronts the reader with the paradoxes, diversity and successes of Native North Americans. Their astonishing ingenuity and supple intelligence enabled, after centuries of suffering both violence and dispossession, a striking level of recovery, optimism and autonomy in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and filled with arresting and surprising stories, Blood and Land looks well beyond the 'feathers-and-failure' narratives beloved by historians to show us Native North America as it was and is.
J.C.H. King is currently the von Hügel Fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He worked at the British Museum for nearly forty years. Latterly he was the Keeper of Anthropology in what is now the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. He has travelled extensively in North America...
Title:Blood And Land: The Story Of Native North AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.46 × 6.33 × 1.65 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241282357

ISBN - 13:9780241282359

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to read This book is often told in a decontextualized way without any background information offered. The reader would need to be very familiar with the subject to be able to understand the book, I spent far too much time looking up treaties and bills that are not explained in the book, but rather mentioned with the expectation of knowing what the author is talking about.
Date published: 2017-10-26