"Based on a documentary filmscript by Jack Leustig, Roberta Grossman, Lee Miller, and William Morgan with contributions by John M.D. Pohl." Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-455) and index.
A continent awakes -- Empires of the sun -- Clash of cultures -- European expansion -- The cauldron of war -- Loss of the East -- Struggle for the West -- The end of freedom. The story of Native American leaders, customs, political systems, and ways of life, this is American history from the Native American perspective: friendship, betrayal, war, and ultimately, the loss of homeland. A companion volume to the CBS television series produced by Kevin Costner, Jack Leustig, and James Wilson which aired in 1995.--From publisher description.