This volume treats Native American perspectives as central to understanding relations within tribal communities, among tribes, and with the United States, as well as the European powers. The discussion covers the modern era from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the end of the twentieth,
including the impact of disease, commerce, new technologies, treaty relations, and sovereignty issues. It also uses specific tribal frames of reference to understand relations with natural and cultural communities with a multicultural sense of landscapes and related sense of reality of the United States. Students of American Indian Studies, United States history, ethnohistory, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology will find this a valuable reference.