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One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark (History of the American West)

Author: Colin G. Calloway (Author)
ISBN #: 0803215304
Price: $24.00
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher Location: Lincoln NE
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: near fine
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 2006
About As New in all respects. First printing, full number line. "One Vast Winter Count offers a new look at the early history of the region a blending of ethnohistory, colonial history, and frontier history. It features Native voices and perspectives; a masterful, fluid integration of a wide range of oral and archival sources from across the West; a dynamic reconstruction of cultural histories; and balanced consideration of controversial subjects and issues. Calloway offers an unparalleled glimpse at the lives of generations of Native peoples in a western land soon to be overrun. "--from the flap. "Calloway is chair of the Native American Studies program at Dartmouth College; he was selected to write the opening volume in a projected six-volume history of the American West. This is revisionist history; like other "new western" historians, Calloway focuses on place rather than process. That is, he views the West as a series of regions in which various peoples entered, stayed, left, but always changed the land and were changed by it. He masterfully integrates the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, environmental science, and history to provide a wonderful panorama illustrating both the diversity and the vibrancy of these rich cultures."-- Jay Freeman, Booklist. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!