Gone from the plains, missing from the textbooks--coverage of American Indian history has improved remarkably in the past 20 years, yet the subject is still downplayed in many mainstream American history courses. This book is designed to accompany ...
post-Reconstruction survey courses and integrate aspects of American Indian history into more traditional curriculums. Seventeen essays, written by leading scholars, including several American Indians, discuss important policy considerations, as well as environmental, religious, cultural, and gender issues. The essays are arranged according to time periods frequently used in textbooks. Each section includes an extensive list of suggested additional readings. The volume is unique in being the only companion reader designed to accompany college courses focusing on this time period. Instructors hoping to stimulate discussions and include the history of American Indians in their survey courses will find this book a useful, critical addition to their course materials.