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Seven Myths of Native American History

Seven Myths of Native American History

Paul Jentz; Series General Editors: Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt

Forthcoming - March 2018
Series: Series: Myths of History - 232 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth (no dust jacket) 978-1-62466-679-7
$54.00
Paper 978-1-62466-678-0
$19.00
Examination 978-1-62466-678-0
$3.00

Quick Overview

Forthcoming - March 2018


Series: Myths of History


 "Seven Myths of Native American History will provide undergraduates and general readers with a very useful introduction to Native America past and present. Jentz identifies the origins and remarkable staying power of these myths at the same time he exposes and dismantles them."
Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College

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 "Seven Myths of Native American History will provide undergraduates and general readers with a very useful introduction to Native America past and present. Jentz identifies the origins and remarkable staying power of these myths at the same time he exposes and dismantles them."
      —Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College

"Jentz's Seven Myths of Native American History is a wonderfully nuanced examination of the most common misconceptions that North Americans have held, and often continue to hold, about the original inhabitants of this continent. Jentz's book does an especially good job of weaving in the cultural productions—fiction, poetry, movies, and television shows—that created and sustained these myths. This approach allows students and members of the general public alike to become more critical consumers of cultural productions about Native Americans."
      —Andrae Marak, Governors State University 

 

Contents:

Series Editor's Foreward (Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt)
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Repeat Something Often Enough and It Becomes True: Historial Myths about Indians

  • 1) Savage Cicero: The Myth of the Noble Savage
  • 2) Uncivilized and Unwanted
  • 3) An Empty Land: The Myth of the Wilderness
  • 4) The End of the Trail: The Myth of the Vanishing Indian
  • 5) No Feather, No Indian: The Myth of the Authentic Indian
  • 6) A Life in Balance: The Myth of the Ecological Indian
  • 7) Shopping at the Indian Myth Boutique: The Myth of the Mystical Indian

Epilogue
Suggested Reading
Index

 

About the Author:

Paul Jentz is Professor of History, North Hennepin Community College.