This Land was Theirs Book

This Land was Theirs


  • Author : Wendell H. Oswalt
  • Publisher : New York : Wiley
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Indians of North America
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89058380627

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From dust jacket: "Using a culture area approach combined with a broad geographical sampling of tribes, Professor Oswalt discusses the same range of topics about each tribe in terms of each tribe's history. A discussion of the aboriginal customs of each tribe is followed by an analysis of the changes which have taken place in it since historic contact." Contents: The Chipewyan: Hunters and Fishermen of the Subarctic. The Beothuk: Hunters of the Subarctic Forests. The Kuskowagamiut: Riverine Fishermen. The Cahuilla: Gatherers in the Desert. The Fox: Fighters and Farmers of the Woodland Fringe. The Pawnee: Horsemen and Farmers of the Western Prairies. The Tlingit: Salmon Fishermen of the Northwest. The Hopi: Farmers of the Desert. The Iroquois: Warriors and Farmers of the Eastern Woodlands. The Natchez: Sophisticated Farmers of the Deep South. Various Perspectives.

This Land was Theirs Book

This Land was Theirs


  • Author : Wendell H. Oswalt
  • Publisher : New York ; Toronto : J. Wiley
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Cherokee Indians
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015199675

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Contains chapters on the Chipewyan, the Caribou and Kuskowagamiut Eskimos and the Tlingit.

This Land Is Their Land Book
Score: 5
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This Land Is Their Land


  • Author : David J. Silverman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632869265

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Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story. In March 1621, when Plymouth's survival was hanging in the balance, the Wampanoag sachem (or chief), Ousamequin (Massasoit), and Plymouth's governor, John Carver, declared their people's friendship for each other and a commitment to mutual defense. Later that autumn, the English gathered their first successful harvest and lifted the specter of starvation. Ousamequin and 90 of his men then visited Plymouth for the “First Thanksgiving.” The treaty remained operative until King Philip's War in 1675, when 50 years of uneasy peace between the two parties would come to an end. 400 years after that famous meal, historian David J. Silverman sheds profound new light on the events that led to the creation, and bloody dissolution, of this alliance. Focusing on the Wampanoag Indians, Silverman deepens the narrative to consider tensions that developed well before 1620 and lasted long after the devastating war-tracing the Wampanoags' ongoing struggle for self-determination up to this very day. This unsettling history reveals why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving, a holiday which celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the United States. This Land is Their Land shows that it is time to rethink how we, as a pluralistic nation, tell the history of Thanksgiving.

This Land was Theirs Book

This Land was Theirs


  • Author : Wendell H. Oswalt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000095825018

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When it was first published in 1966, This Land Was Theirs introduced a different approach to the study of Native Americans living north of Mexico. The emphasis was, and continues to be, on both traditional and changing Indian lifeways. Oswalt looks at 12 North American tribes, ranging from the Netsilik hunters of the Arctic Circle to the Natchez farmers of the Mississippi; the groups represent the major culture areas and levels of socioeconomic complexity among North American Indians.

How the Indians Lost Their Land Book

How the Indians Lost Their Land


  • Author : Stuart BANNER
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674020535

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Between the early seventeenth century and the early twentieth, nearly all the land in the United States was transferred from American Indians to whites. How did Indians actually lose their land? Stuart Banner argues that neither simple coercion nor simple consent reflects the complicated legal history of land transfers. Instead, time, place, and the balance of power between Indians and settlers decided the outcome of land struggles.

This Land Is Their Land Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

This Land Is Their Land


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2008-06-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429936712

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America in the 'aughts—hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by the bestselling social critic hailed as "the soul mate"* of Jonathan Swift Barbara Ehrenreich's first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives, about the Reagan era, was received with bestselling acclaim. The one problem was the title: couldn't some prophetic fact-checker have seen that the worst years of our lives—far worse—were still to come? Here they are, the 2000s, and in This Land Is Their Land, Ehrenreich subjects them to the most biting and incisive satire of her career. Taking the measure of what we are left with after the cruelest decade in memory, Ehrenreich finds lurid extremes all around. While members of the moneyed elite can buy congressmen, many in the working class can barely buy lunch. While a wealthy minority obsessively consumes cosmetic surgery, the poor often go without health care for their children. And while the corporate C-suites are now nests of criminality, the less fortunate are fed a diet of morality, marriage, and abstinence. Ehrenreich's antidotes are as sardonic as they are spot-on: pet insurance for your kids; Salvation Army fashions for those who can no longer afford Wal-Mart; and boundless rage against those who have given us a nation scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty. Full of wit and generosity, these reports from a divided nation show once again that Ehrenreich is, as Molly Ivins said, "good for the soul." —*The Times (London)

Strangers in Their Own Land Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Strangers in Their Own Land


  • Author : Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620973981

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The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump "A generous but disconcerting look at the Tea Party. . . . This is a smart, respectful and compelling book." —Jason DeParle, The New York Times Book Review When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, "Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild's 'strangers in their own land' and a new elite." Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called "humble and important" by David Brooks and "masterly" by Atul Gawande, Hochschild's book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers' group guide at the back of the book.

This Land is Not for Sale Book

This Land is Not for Sale


  • Author : Hugh McCullum
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Canada, Northern
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015003695593

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Covers Indian, Inuit and Metis land claims and northern development.

Why Cats Land on Their Feet Book
Score: 1
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Why Cats Land on Their Feet


  • Author : Mark Levi
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-27
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400841721

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How to use physical reasoning to solve surprising paradoxes Ever wonder why cats land on their feet? Or what holds a spinning top upright? Or whether it is possible to feel the Earth's rotation in an airplane? Why Cats Land on Their Feet is a compendium of paradoxes and puzzles that readers can solve using their own physical intuition. And the surprising answers to virtually all of these astonishing paradoxes can be arrived at with no formal knowledge of physics. Mark Levi introduces each physical problem, sometimes gives a hint or two, and then fully explains the solution. Here readers can test their critical-thinking skills against a whole assortment of puzzles and paradoxes involving floating and diving, sailing and gliding, gymnastics, bike riding, outer space, throwing a ball from a moving car, centrifugal force, gyroscopic motion, and, of course, falling cats. Want to figure out how to open a wine bottle with a book? Or how to compute the square root of a number using a tennis shoe and a watch? Why Cats Land on Their Feet shows you how, and all that's required is a familiarity with basic high-school mathematics. This lively collection also features an appendix that explains all physical concepts used in the book, from Newton's laws to the fundamental theorem of calculus.

The Indians of Western Oregon Book

The Indians of Western Oregon


  • Author : Stephen Dow Beckham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Indians of North America
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89060388766

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Americans and Their Land Book

Americans and Their Land


  • Author : Anne Mackin
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0472115561

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Western Women Book

Western Women


  • Author : Lillian Schlissel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Indian women
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X001358109

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Their Great Gift Book

Their Great Gift


  • Author : John Coy
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2022-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728464954

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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, Their Great Gift explores the experiences of immigrants in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of families who came to the United States from many different parts of the world celebrate the diversity of our country and contain a vision of hope for the future.

Killers of the Flower Moon Book
Score: 4
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Killers of the Flower Moon


  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385534253

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

The Jews in Their Land Book

The Jews in Their Land


  • Author : David Ben-Gurion
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Israel
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015046818061

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