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The Resource American Indian holocaust and survival : a population history since 1492, by Russell Thornton

American Indian holocaust and survival : a population history since 1492, by Russell Thornton

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American Indian holocaust and survival : a population history since 1492
Title
American Indian holocaust and survival
Title remainder
a population history since 1492
Statement of responsibility
by Russell Thornton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fires of the holocaust that consumed American Indians blazed in the fevers of newly encountered diseases, the flash of settlers' and soldiers' guns, the ravages of 'firewater', and the scorched-earth policies of the white invaders. Russell Thornton describes how the holocaust had as its causes disease, warfare and genocide, removal and relocation, and destruction of aboriginal ways of life. This demographic overview of North American Indian history describes in detail the mass death that, even today, white Americans tend to dismiss as an unfortunate concomitant of Manifest Destiny. They wish to forget that, as Euro-Americans invaded North America and prospered in the "New World," the numbers of native peoples declined sharply; entire tribes, often in the space of a few years, were "wiped from the face of the earth." Until recently most scholars seemed reluctant to speculate about North American Indian populations in 1492. Here, Thornton discusses in detail how many Indians there were, where they had come from, and how modern scholarship in many disciplines may enable us to make more accurate estimates of aboriginal populations
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DLC
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1942-
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Thornton, Russell
Dewey number
304.6/08997073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E59.P75
LC item number
T48 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 80.5.I3
NLM item number
T514a 1987
Series statement
The Civilization of the American Indian series
Series volume
v. 186
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Indians, North American
  • Population
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Population
  • America
  • United States
  • America
  • United States
Label
American Indian holocaust and survival : a population history since 1492, by Russell Thornton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-281) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrivals in the Western Hemisphere -- American Indian population in 1492 -- Overview of decline: 1492 to 1890-1900 -- Three hundred years of decline: 1500 to 1800 -- Decline to nadir: 1800 to 1900 -- The great ghost dances -- American Indian population recovery: 1900 to today -- Population recovery and the definition and enumeration of American Indians -- Urbanization of American Indians -- Appendix: The Native American population history of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 292 pages
Isbn
9780806120744
Lccn
87040216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3107022
  • (OCoLC)16087078
  • (OCoLC)ocm16087078
  • 31419
  • 3107022
Label
American Indian holocaust and survival : a population history since 1492, by Russell Thornton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrivals in the Western Hemisphere -- American Indian population in 1492 -- Overview of decline: 1492 to 1890-1900 -- Three hundred years of decline: 1500 to 1800 -- Decline to nadir: 1800 to 1900 -- The great ghost dances -- American Indian population recovery: 1900 to today -- Population recovery and the definition and enumeration of American Indians -- Urbanization of American Indians -- Appendix: The Native American population history of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 292 pages
Isbn
9780806120744
Lccn
87040216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3107022
  • (OCoLC)16087078
  • (OCoLC)ocm16087078
  • 31419
  • 3107022

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