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by Michael Leroy Oberg

eBook Native America: A History ePub
Author: Michael Leroy Oberg
Language: English
ISBN: 140516056X
ISBN13: 978-1405160568
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (February 1, 2010)
Pages: 408
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 686
Formats: txt lrf mobi doc
ePub file: 1953 kb
Fb2 file: 1820 kb

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I read this book for an online class at the same University Oberg teaches and have to say enjoyed the book and its commitment to accuracy. He takes immense effort to explain the origins of Native people, and their myths, religions, and interactions with Europeans.

Michael Leroy Oberg is Distinguished Professor of History at SUNY-Geneseo. The author of seven books on Native American history, Oberg received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003 and a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2013. Библиографические данные. Native America: A History.

Michael Leroy Oberg is Professor of History at the University of Houston. in Virginia, 1676–1677 (2005; 2009). In addition to teaching, Oberg received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003.

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.

Michael Leroy Oberg considers the history of Anglo-Indian relations in transatlantic context while viewing the frontier as a zone where neither party had the upper hand. He tells how the English pursued three sets of policies in America-securing profit for their sponsors, making lands safe from both European and native enemies, and "civilizing" the Indians-and explains why the British settlers found it impossible to achieve all of these goals

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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
Grotilar
Oberg's Native America: A History is a good view on the history of this people, but that is all it is. I read this book for an online class at the same University Oberg teaches and have to say enjoyed the book and its commitment to accuracy. Oberg's book is at the same time very readable and immensely frustrating. He takes immense effort to explain the origins of Native people, and their myths, religions, and interactions with Europeans. Obviously there was no United States of Indians, or really a central structure between all tribes/Indian Nations, so Oberg's history studies seven or eight Indian Nations, from the Iroquois League and Algonquians to the Seminoles and Cherokees. Despite a very readable history up to the late 19th century, Oberg does an awful job at really addressing Native-American affairs in the 20th century. We get a relatively short glimpse of Native-American legal successes during WWII and their efforts in the Civil Rights era. Yet, this last third of this history is simply rushed, abbreviated to a fault, and at its worst truly sophomoric.

However, the biggest shortcoming of this book is the relative absence of maps. Considering the tribes Oberg considers and the movement or displacement of these Native people and the wars they engage in, one would expect the book to be rich with maps tracing these events. In the 400pages of the book, I recall only seeing a dozen or so maps, and that for a history textbook is absolutely insufficient. This book is a good text if combined with a class that offers more information and is able to cover the 20th century history more appropriately. However, for a self-guided education, I would not recommend this text. However, if one is adamant to read Oberg's book I would combine it with "Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee" by Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior which is a wonderful book on the Native-American movement in the 1960's.
Frdi
Very informative history of Native American treatment by the U. S. movement and white people to steal their land and cultural.
Nea
Surely somebody else has done a better job of writing about Native American history. Apparently no one edited this book. Still, author Oberg must be held responsible for so many confusing sentences and ideas not even a college freshman could get away with writing. Pronouns don't agree with antecedents, consecutive sentences make no sense, and references are made to people, places and events that have not been introduced. Impossible to follow! The index is haphazard and woefully incomplete, as well. If you are unlucky enough to have this book assigned for a class, frankly, you will be better off going to Wikipedia on the sly to learn about the subject matter. That's how bad this text is.
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