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By Bruce G. Trigger, Wilcomb E. Washburn

This booklet offers the 1st complete historical past of the local Peoples of North the USA from their arrival within the western hemisphere to the current. It describes how local Peoples have handled the environmental variety of North the US and feature answered to the various eu colonial regimes and nationwide governments that experience tested themselves in fresh centuries. It additionally examines the improvement of a pan-Indian identification because the 19th century and offers a comparability no longer present in different histories of ways local Peoples have fared in Canada and the USA.

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When the younger one stole the paper, and God asked him where it was, he first professed ignorance. Com­ mented Robinson, 47 now today, that's the White man . . And that's why the White man can tell a lie more than the Indian. Then God told the younger one he might as well read the paper, as it would be his power source for all time. But God warned, "That paper . . it's going to show you how you going to make it back here. But not right away. Long time from now . . " 48 When the "progressive" shopkeeper and Native entrepreneur Edward P.

83 84 8 8 1 8 5 8 4 Jan Vansina, Oral Tradition as History ( M a d i s o n , W i s . , 1 9 8 5 ) . G o r d o n M . D a y , "Oral Tradition as C o m p l e m e n t , " Ethnohistory 1 9 ( 1 9 7 2 ) . A n d r e w O . W i g e t , "Truth and the H o p i : A n Historiographic Study o f D o c u m e n t e d O r a l Tradition C o n c e r n i n g the C o m i n g o f the Spanish," Ethnohistory 2 9 ( 1 9 8 2 ) . "> I b i d . , 1 9 7 . Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 26 Native Views of History Scrutinizing Winnebago stories from the Great Lakes region of a century later, Paul Radin was convinced rhat Indian legends could weld together dissynchronous elements.

When their story of first contact with the French in 1 7 1 5 is related by certain Chipewayans of Fort Chipewayan, Alberta, it is immediately personalized. Unlike the Western account, the key pro­ tagonist is not an anonymous "slave woman" but a character we come to know, by the name of Fallen Marten. As socio-linguists Ronald and Suzanne Scollon point out, the two narratives underscore contrasting frames of value. In an impersonal voice, the English version stresses the economic and historical benefits of contact.

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