For those who teach survey courses, a textbook often serves as a foundation for classroom discussions and lectures. The book provides the basic material and overview so that classroom presentations have the opportunity to be more wide-ranging or specific depending on the teacher’s preference. A well constructed textbook is an extremely valuable tool. At present, instructors of American history have a plethora of options from which to choose. This is not the case with those of us who teach Native American history or Native studies. Consequently, it is always heartening to see someone attempt to create an overview of historical material that encompasses pre- and post-Columbian Native experiences.
- book review Native People of North America: A History
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