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The Great Circle

A History of the First Nations
Philip, Neil (Book - 2006)
The Great Circle
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The Lakota holy man Black Elk often used the image of a circle or hoop when he spoke of the history of his people, stating that #147;the power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round." This chronicle of the principal Indian tribes in North America echoes that vision. Folklorist Neil Philip examines the shared experience of many of the First Nations, from their separate existences before whites arrived, to their years of struggle and heartbreak, to the present-day resurgence of their cultures. The attitudes of Native American leaders toward land, society, and spiritual matters are contrasted with those of their white contemporaries; photographs, personal testimony, eyewitness detail, and excerpts from speeches by leaders#151;including Native American chiefs and holy men, and white politicians and military officers#151;document the resulting cycles of misunderstanding and conflict based on differing world views. Drawing on the records of both white Americans and First Nations peoples, Neil Philip has created a carefully researched, compact account of Native American history that focuses not only on past injustices but also on the positive outlook for the future. Source notes, bibliography, index.
Authors: Philip, Neil
Title: The great circle
a history of the First Nations
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2006
Characteristics: xiii, 153 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Neil Philip ; foreword by Dennis Hastings
Contents: The earth is our mother
The bundle of twigs
The Trail of Tears
This is our land
They have their eyes on this land
Nothing lives long
One with this world
ISBN: 061815941X
9780618159413
Branch Call Number: j 973.0497 P549g 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Indians of North America History Juvenile literature Indians of North America Government relations Juvenile literature Indians of North America Social life and customs Juvenile literature Indians of North America Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
LCCN: 2005032743
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Examines the shared experience of many of the First Nations, from their separate existences before whites arrived, to their years of struggle and heartbreak, to the present-day resurgence of their cultures.

Folklorist Neil Philip examines the shared experience of many of the First Nations, from their separate existences before whites arrived, to their years of struggle and heartbreak, to the present-day resurgence of their cultures.

Folklorist Neil Philip examines the shared experience of many of the First Nations, from their separate existences before whites arrived, to their years of struggle and heartbreak, to the present-day resurgence of their cultures.


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