One Vast Winter Count

9780803215306: Hardback
Release Date: 1st October 2003

9780803264656: Paperback
Release Date: 1st September 2006

9780803203341: PDF
Release Date: 1st October 2003

22 photographs, 15 maps

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 631

Series History of the American West

UNP - Nebraska

One Vast Winter Count

The Native American West before Lewis and Clark

Hardback / £34.00
Paperback / £18.99
PDF / £17.99

This magnificent, sweeping work traces the histories of the Native peoples of the American West from their arrival thousands of years ago to the early years of the nineteenth century. Emphasizing conflict and change, One Vast Winter Count offers a new look at the early history of the region by blending ethnohistory, colonial history, and frontier history. Drawing on a wide range of oral and archival sources from across the West, Colin G. Calloway offers an unparalleled glimpse at the lives of generations of Native peoples in a western land soon to be overrun.

Colin G. Calloway is the Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, professor of history, and chair of the Native American studies program at Dartmouth College. He is the coeditor of Germans and Indians: Fantasies, Projections, Encounters (Nebraska 2002) and the author of many works, including New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.

"A splendid overview of the Native American West to the end of the eighteenth century."—Larry McMurtry, New York Review of Books

Larry McMurtry
New York Review of Books

"Author of First Peoples and a distinguished Dartmouth historian, Calloway concentrates on the Indian experience from the Appalachians to the Pacific, in a time frame from prehistory to the 18th century. The scope is staggering, but Calloway masters it, demonstrating a remarkable command of a broad spectrum of historical, ethnographic and archaeological sources including printed material and oral traditions. . . . One Vast Winter Count is both a major work in its own right and a magnificent first volume in Nebraska's new History of the American West series."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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