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Native America and the question of genocide / Alex Alvarez.

Alvarez, Alex. (Author).

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Summary:

Did Native Americans suffer genocide? This controversial question lies at the heart of Native America and the Question of Genocide. After reviewing the various meanings of the word "genocide," author Alex Alvarez examines a range of well-known examples, such as the Sand Creek Massacre and the Long Walk of the Navajo, co determine where genocide occurred and where it did not. The book explores the destructive beliefs of the European settlers and then looks at topics including disease, war, and education through the lens of genocide. Native America and the Question of Genocide shows the diversity of Native American experiences postcontact and illustrates how tribes relied on ever-evolving and changing strategies of confrontation and accommodation, depending on their location, the time period, and individuals involved, and how these often resulted in very different experiences. Alvarez treats this difficult subject with sensitivity and uncovers the complex realities of this troubling period in American history. Book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 973.04 ALVAR 2016 (Text) 39705000041805 New Book Shelf Book None 03/17/2020 Available -
CGCC Hood River Campus 973.04 ALVA 2014 (Text) 33892002482066 Main Collection Book None 04/18/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442225817 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1442225815 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: ix, 203 pages; 25 cm.
  • PublisherSSS: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Beginnings -- Genocide -- Destructive beliefs -- Disease -- Wars and massacres -- Exiles in their own land -- Education for assimilation -- What's in a name?
Summary, etc.:
Did Native Americans suffer genocide? This controversial question lies at the heart of Native America and the Question of Genocide. After reviewing the various meanings of the word "genocide," author Alex Alvarez examines a range of well-known examples, such as the Sand Creek Massacre and the Long Walk of the Navajo, co determine where genocide occurred and where it did not. The book explores the destructive beliefs of the European settlers and then looks at topics including disease, war, and education through the lens of genocide. Native America and the Question of Genocide shows the diversity of Native American experiences postcontact and illustrates how tribes relied on ever-evolving and changing strategies of confrontation and accommodation, depending on their location, the time period, and individuals involved, and how these often resulted in very different experiences. Alvarez treats this difficult subject with sensitivity and uncovers the complex realities of this troubling period in American history. Book jacket.
Subject: Indians, Treatment of > North America > History.
Indians of North America > Violence against.
Indians of North America > Social conditions
Genocide > United States > History.
United States > Social policy
United States > Race relations
United States > Politics and government

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