• Colin G. Calloway
Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)


The conquest of the American West left Indian people with a bitter legacy: searching for a place and a purpose in the new world. But some Indian people maintain that the West never really was lost. Pointing to their ancient presence in this country, they remind us that the history of the United States is relatively brief and suggest that Indian peoples can outlast the United States just as they outlasted other periods of hardship and misfortune.


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© BEDFORD BOOKS of St. Martin’s Press 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin G. Calloway
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  1. 1.Dartmouth CollegeUSA

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