Published by The Folio Society, London, 2003. Illustrated boards green buckram spine and gilt spine-titling, dark brown endpapers; 32 pages of colour and monochrome photographic plates. Near fine in condition, with a slightly rubbed slipcase.
Angie Debo became a long-time champion of the Amerindian cause through her academic study; not, she makes clear, because she was "pro-Indian" but because she felt that the integrity of the treatment of America's indigenous population was being violated at the highest levels of Public Administration.
This work, first published in 1971, was the first to present the history of the Indian Nations from the indigenous perspective and follows on from Debo's lecture notes during her teaching years wherein she staunchly reversed the viewpoint of the existing dogma to that of the Native Americans. The result is a standard text of Amerindian history from the coming of the White Man to the late 1960s, a period when the role of the US Government vis-a-vis the reservation population of North America was hanging in the balance. Debo may not have wanted especially to be a champion in this cause, but her pursuit of truth and fairness for all made her one in the end.
A History of the Indians of the United States by Angie Debo
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