An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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the Pacific, 138
    Wahunsonacock, 60
    Wakapuchasee (Cowkeeper), 101
    Wampanoag people, 64
    warfare: colonial, 57–60; and colonial expansion, 65–66; in French and Indian War, 67–71; against Haudenosaunee, 76–77; in New England colony, 62–64; in Ohio Country, 71–74; and scalping, 64–65; in Virginia colony, 60–62; in war of independence, 74–76; “wilderness,” 64.
See also
irregular warfare
    War on Poverty, 182, 208–9
    Warren, Dave, 176
    Washington, George: and Cherokee Nation, 88; on “foreign entanglements,” 121; and Haudenosaunee, 77; as hero, 107; and Ohio Country, 81, 82; and US Army, 80; and US colonization, 93
    Watie, Stand, 135
    Wayne, “Mad” Anthony, 82–83, 86
    WCU (Working Class Union), 166
    wealth accumulation, 43–44
    Weaver, Jace, 148
    Wells, William, 83, 87
    West, war to win, 144–46
    westerns, 218
    Weyapiersenwah (Blue Jacket), 81, 83, 85
    White Earth Nation, 216–17
    white supremacy, 36–39
    Whitman, Walt, 117–18, 130–31, 253n2
    Whittier, John Greenleaf, 130, 131
    Wilcox, Michael V., 42
    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 252–53n19
    wilderness, myth of pristine, 45–47
    â€œwilderness warfare,” 64
    Williams, Robert A., 3–4
    Wilson, Richard, 186
    Winchester, Sarah L., 234–35
    witchcraft, 35–36
    Witt, Shirley Hill, 181
    Wolfe, Patrick, 2, 10
    Wolford, Phillip, 194–95
    women: in Indigenous governance, 27; violence against, 214, 262n32
    Working Class Union (WCU), 166
    Wounded Knee Massacre (1890), 93, 155–57, 162
    Wounded Knee siege (1973), 186–91, 193
    Wovoka, 153
    Yankton Sioux Reservation, 164–65
    Yoo, John C., 222–23
    Yurok Nation, 169–70

BEACON PRESS
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    Beacon Press books are published under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
    Â© 2014 by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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    Beacon Press’s ReVisioning American History series consists of accessibly written books by notable scholars that reconstruct and reinterpret US history from diverse perspectives.
    Text design and composition by Wilsted & Taylor Publishing Services
    Excerpts from Simon J. Ortiz’s
from Sand Creek: Rising in This Heart Which Is Our America
(Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2000) are reprinted here with permission.
    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA
    Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne.
    An indigenous peoples’ history of the United States / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
    pages cm — (ReVisioning American history)
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    ISBN 978-0-8070-0040-3 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-0-8070-0041-0 (ebook)
    1. Indians of North America—Historiography. 2. Indians of North America—Colonization. 3. Indians, Treatment of— United States—History. 4. United States—Colonization. 5. United States— Race relations. 6. United States—Politics and government. I. Title.
    E76.8.D86 2014
    970.004’97—dc23                           2013050262

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