The Penguin Library of American Indian History

Heck! This is cool!

One of the reasons I love browsing a bookstore is so that I can be presented with stuff I didn’t know existed before I swung that door open.

Here’s one of today’s finds. I haven’t read these so this is neither a recommendation nor a review, but I wanted to bring it to your attention because I find it interesting. It’s good to share these more obscure treasures, I think.

Penguin Books is publishing a series of American Indian History. There are six titles already published, and the entire series is selected and edited by a governing board of authors and experts.

The titles thus far are

Holding Our Our World Together by Brenda J. Child (this is the one I have)

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Thea Purdue and Michael D. Green

The Shawnees and the War for America by Colin G. Calloway

American Indians and the Law N. Bruce Duthu

Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier by Timothy J. Shannon (that one sounds especially interesting)

Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi by Timothy R. Pauketat (I’m going to read that one next)

The Lakotas and the Black Hills by Jeffrey Ostler (no wait, definitely this one next)

I’m super excited to have found these!


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