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This Day In North American Indian History: Important Dates In The History Of North America's Native Peoples For Every Calendar Day Hardcover – Oct 16 2002


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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1 edition (Oct. 16 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306811707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306811708
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.9 x 3.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #974,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

By now the myth of the "discovery" and peopling of North America has passed into the historical record, with the idea of an empty land being tamed by toil and westward expansion giving way to a more accurate picture of steady trade, virtually nonstop wars and moments of cooperation between the native Americans and the European immigrants. Freelancer Konstantin shows readers just how many treaties, battles, settlements and resettlements, government acts, executive orders and surprise attacks comprise this troubled history. Covering territory from "Panama to the North Pole" and dates from the 16th century to the present, this exhaustive look at the plight of North America's indigenous people is both instructive and downright depressing. With its neutral tone and format, literally marking events over 365 days of the calendar year, it should be an important resource for furthering the cause of corrective history.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This work contains more than 4,000 entries listing significant events in North American Indian history for each day of the year. Events listed are only those that can be traced to an exact date. When more than one date is recorded for an event, the author, a freelance writer and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has "tried to show which date is most acceptable to the widest number of sources." A fairly successful attempt has been made to avoid bias. The tone taken throughout is straightforward and objective, reporting on what happened on a given date in clear, unemotional prose.

The volume is laid out in columnar form in date order, beginning with January 1 and progressing to December 31. Under each date, events are listed chronologically, starting with the earliest recorded event (e.g., for January 1, dates run from 1756-1975, with a final "Every" entry giving an annual event, a form that is consistent throughout). Entries vary in length from three or four words to half a column, with most coming in at four or five sentences. Frequent black-and-white photographs and reproductions run from a quarter to half a column in size, and are placed adjacent to the passages they illustrate.

Several appendixes (including a list of tribal names and their meanings, alternate tribal names, and North American Indian calendars listing month and moon names) are followed by a three-page bibliography of print works and a lengthy, detailed, and accurate index. The index actually serves as a cross-referencing tool, listing all entries for particular tribes and events.

A useful quick-reference work, this is also an attractive browsing book. Though there is some overlap with books like the Biographical Dictionary of American Indian History to 1900 (Facts On File, 2001) and the Chronology of American Indian History: The Trail of the Wind (Facts On File, 2001), the format and purpose of this work are unique enough to justify purchase for public, college, and high-school libraries. RBB
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 1 2002
Format: Hardcover
I have been to the author's website many times, and liked it. The book has lots more information than the website, which is massive. It is interesting to read about so many of these events. Most of the descriptions are short, but considering there must be over 5,000 events, that is understandable.
There are quite a mix of illustrations that match an event on their page.
The sections on the tribal name meanings and the Indian "moons" was both fascinating, and fun.
The index is one of the most comprehensive I have ever seen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on Jan. 10 2003
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This Day In North American Indian History: Important Dates In The History Of North America's Native Peoples For Every Calendar Day by Phil Konstantin (freelance writer and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) is a unique and original historical reference. For each day of the calendar year, a momentous or significant occasion in Native American history is listed which occurred on that same day. Spanning over 500 years of recorded Native American culture, war, law, and societal change, This Day In North American Indian History is enhanced with a handful of black-and-white photographs, an extensive index, a bibliography, and three extended appendices (Tribal Names; Alternative Tribal Names; North American Indian Calendars). A meticulously compiled and "reader friendly" reference, This Day In North American Indian History is enthusiastically recommended as an informed and informative addition to any personal, academic, and community library Native American Studies collection.
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This Day in American Indian History by Phil Konstantin is a fascinating resource for everyone interested in North American Indians. I think it would be especially useful for educators who want to include American Indian History in the classroom, but fear they have neither the time nor the resources to do it. Taking five minutes to select and read one event a day the class is a good way to raise awareness, open minds, and start discussions.
As the co-author of a reference book, American Indian Contributions to the World, I've learned to be very selective about the books I keep in my library. Phil has come up with an accurate and interesting volume that is filled with teachable moments. I couldn't put it down. This one is definitely a keeper.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A unique and original historical reference Jan. 10 2003
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This Day In North American Indian History: Important Dates In The History Of North America's Native Peoples For Every Calendar Day by Phil Konstantin (freelance writer and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) is a unique and original historical reference. For each day of the calendar year, a momentous or significant occasion in Native American history is listed which occurred on that same day. Spanning over 500 years of recorded Native American culture, war, law, and societal change, This Day In North American Indian History is enhanced with a handful of black-and-white photographs, an extensive index, a bibliography, and three extended appendices (Tribal Names; Alternative Tribal Names; North American Indian Calendars). A meticulously compiled and "reader friendly" reference, This Day In North American Indian History is enthusiastically recommended as an informed and informative addition to any personal, academic, and community library Native American Studies collection.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I Dare You to Read this One Day at a Time Nov. 4 2003
By Kay Porterfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This Day in American Indian History by Phil Konstantin is a fascinating resource for everyone interested in North American Indians. I think it would be especially useful for educators who want to include American Indian History in the classroom, but fear they have neither the time nor the resources to do it. Taking five minutes to select and read one event a day the class is a good way to raise awareness, open minds, and start discussions.
As the co-author of a reference book, American Indian Contributions to the World, I've learned to be very selective about the books I keep in my library. Phil has come up with an accurate and interesting volume that is filled with teachable moments. I couldn't put it down. This one is definitely a keeper.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Very interesting reading... Nov. 1 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have been to the author's website many times, and liked it. The book has lots more information than the website, which is massive. It is interesting to read about so many of these events. Most of the descriptions are short, but considering there must be over 5,000 events, that is understandable.
There are quite a mix of illustrations that match an event on their page.
The sections on the tribal name meanings and the Indian "moons" was both fascinating, and fun.
The index is one of the most comprehensive I have ever seen.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
North American Indian History Sept. 16 2011
By Betty E. Huffman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Book contains many detailed events listetd day by day in history pertaining to many of the North AMerican Native Peoples' historical events. This book helped my organization create an original calendar to sell as a fund raiser. Teachers can use this book to add to a daily calendar in their classrooms to promote interest in Native American History along with a timeline of American history.
Excellence! Dec 3 2013
By Paul Sutliff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a most buy for anyone interested in American History. Throughout the work it has some amazing details of American history that are likely not know by most US citizens.

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