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Main Title Traders and raiders : the indigenous world of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859 /
Author Zappia, Natale A.
Publisher The University of North Carolina Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 875742470
ISBN 9781469615844; 1469615843; 9781469629933; 1469629933
Subjects Indians of North America--Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)--History. ; Indians of North America--First contact with Europeans--Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico) ; Indians of North America--Wars--Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico) ; Indian traders--Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)--History. ; Frontier and pioneer life--Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)
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ELBM  E78.C62Z37 2014 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/19/2020
Collation xii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-225) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The journey of pook -- Native histories and the interior world -- Europeans and the interior world -- The view from Huwaaly Kwasakyav -- Trading and raiding networks -- The expansion of interregional raiding -- Pascual's warning -- The end of Native autonomy -- Shifting strategies within new national borders -- The view from the Colorado River, 2013 -- Appendix 1: Tables -- Appendix 2: List of missions relevant to the interior world -- Appendix 3: Tribal names -- Appendix 4: Population figures of selected Native communities. The Colorado River region looms large in the history of the American West, an essential part of the plans and dreams of Euro-Americans since the first century, however it must be understood first as the home of a complex Indigenous world. Through 300 years of western colonial settlement, Spaniards, Mexicans, and Americans all encountered vast Indigenous borderlands, examining the cultural geography of the Southwest the author shows how this interior world solidified to create an autonomous, inter-ethnic Indigenous space that expanded and adapted throughout the centuries before and after Spanish contact.