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The Story of Native North America

Porter, Joy

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https://www.historytoday.com/reviews/story-native-north-america

Other Type Newspaper Article
Publication Date Apr 4, 2017
Pages 3
Institution Citation Porter, J. (2017). The Story of Native North America
Additional Information This panoramic study of Native North American history has remarkable honesty and scope.

Joy Porter | Published in History Today Volume 67 Issue 4 April 2017
Buffy Sainte-Marie performing in the Netherlands, 1968.
Buffy Sainte-Marie performing in the Netherlands, 1968.
I admire the chutzpah of this book. At a time when discussion of Native American history is hotly contested as never before, J.C.H. King has produced an explicitly western, door-stopping, piecemeal, post-contact panoramic outline of Native American cultural history. The book is 19th-century in tone, using the language anthropologists used prior to the upheavals of the 1960s to evaluate the success of ‘Native America’ in relation to collections of peoples across time from other continents.