Voices from the Shore

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


Our history texts tell us much about Europeans’ first impressions of America and American Indians. From Christopher Columbus’s first meeting with native people in the Caribbean, European travelers penned descriptions of the land and peoples they encountered. But Europeans knew little of what had happened in North America before they arrived, and they often cared even less, dismissing thousands of years of history as a static prelude to European colonization.


Indian People White Skin Indian Tribe White Feather Eastern Woodland 
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© Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin G. Calloway
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WyomingUSA

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