This history of Native Americans, from the period of first contact to the present day, offers an important variation to existing studies by placing the lives and experiences of Native American communities at the center of the narrative. Presents an innovative approach to Native American history by placing individual native communities and their experiences at the center of the study Following a first chapter that deals with creation myths, the remainder of the narrative is structured chronologically, covering over 600 years from the point of first contact to the present day Illustrates the great diversity in American Indian culture and emphasizes the importance of Native Americans in the history of North America Provides an excellent survey for courses in Native American history Includes maps, photographs, a timeline, questions for discussion, and ?A Closer Focus? textboxes that provide biographies of individuals and that elaborate on the text, exposing students to issues of race, class, and gender
Michael Leroy Oberg is Professor of History at the University of Houston. He is author of Dominion and Civility: English Imperialism and Native America, 1585?1686 (1999; 2003), Uncas: First of the Mohegans (2003; 2007), and The Head in Edward Nugent?s Hand: Lost Tribes and Lost Colonies at Roanoke Island (2007; 2010), and editor of Samuel Wiseman's Book of Record: The Official Account of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, 1676?1677 (2005; 2009). In addition to teaching, Oberg received a SUNY Chancellor?s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003.