A History of the Indians of the United States by Angie Debo

A History of the Indians of the United States

In 1906 when the Creek Indian Chitto Harjo was protesting the United States government's liquidation of his tribe's lands, he began his argument with an account of Indian history from the time of Columbus, "for, of course, a thing has to have a root before it can grow." Yet even today most intelligent non-Indian Americans have little knowledge of Indian history and affairs those lessons have not taken root.This book is an in-depth historical surv...

Details A History of the Indians of the United States

TitleA History of the Indians of the United States
Release DateMar 15th, 1984
PublisherUniversity of Oklahoma Press
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Native Americans, North American Hi..., American History, Literature, American

Reviews A History of the Indians of the United States

  • Paul
    A comprehensive and scholarly account of the history of Native Americans written with a good deal of passion by an author who cared deeply about her subject and who spent many years working and arguing for human and civil rights to be granted to Native Americans.I was also intrigued by Angie Debo herself and her struggle for recognition. She got her degree in history in 1918; she had to do her Masters in International Relations as women were not ...
  • Jackson Burnett
    If I were teaching a college survey course on the history of Native Americans, Angie Debo's A History of the Indians of the United States would be one of my textbooks. Her writing reads easy. Her research is solid. Although she is sympathetic to the injustices suffered by the Indians, she writes as a professional historian. I particularly like the book because it's easy to use as a resource. If you're interested in a particular topic or tribe or ...
  • Michael
    My first book on the U.S. native American experience and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I would have liked a little more context in each chapter before all the details are spilled out. Debo has a lot of stories and narrative and has numerous illustrations of her points, but the points are usually tacked on in the introductory and final paragraphs of each chapter. The narrative jumps around a bit so it may be hard to keep things straight in terms of da...
  • Sarah Byrne
    Some wonderful stories of the Amercian Indians and a wonderful inspiring insight into their lives.
  • D. E.
    If you have the desire to know and understand the true forefathers of this country then this is a must read book. AD. Presents the status of the Native American Indians as never before. As in many families there are many with close ties to the individual tribes. This work explains how and why there were so many mixed marriages between the Indian maidens and men with the white women and men. Your family history is there you have to search for it. ...
  • John D.
    Honestly, it has so much information that I am going to have to read it again, and then keep certain parts marked to help me understand it all.
  • Lindsey
    Highly recommended by my American Indian Law Professor John Ragsdale, this is a strong, comprehensive and accurate history of U.S. Indians.
  • Mick
    When I think of American Indians, I automatically think of westerns, of Red Cloud of the Oglala Lakota tribe, of King Phillip of the Wampanoags, Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota's, Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, Geronimo of the Chiricahua Apache, and many other brave and brilliant war leaders, that faced not only new diseases, but a completely new type of warfare and weaponry.The word Naive is thrown around a lot when talking about In...
  • Yasmin
    It was a very well written and certainly opened up a integral part of history of the U.S. that is often over looked in schools, high schools, etc. However, at times I was baffled to say the least when the author gave the impression that the aboriginal peoples were only progressive when they moved into cities and assimilated and therefore vanished into white existence. I purposefully avoided using the word "culture" as white culutre is made up of ...
  • Richard Etzel
    Written by a Native American giving a different perspective to "the Indian Wars", the "trail of tears" and the displacing of thousands of people from there native lands to "reservations". I think it a must read for anyone who really wants to learn about the "settlement of the frontier" and what it did to these Americans.
  • Don
    I couldn't finish it. The history of these poor people is so grim I couldn't take it any more. The book is well written, some parts I couldn't put down. I wanted to finish it but it took too much of an emotional toll.