Narrator Kaipo Schwab brings a bright, naturalistic delivery to this collection of decidedly academic essays that re-examine the first and continued contact between Native peoples and the Europeans who arrived to "conquer" the Americas. The eye-opening contention is that after 1492, one group did not simply replace the other; instead Indigenous peoples used politics, labor negotiations, and the courts to fight to protect their families and land rights--and continue to do so to the present day. Schwab is wonderful at finding beauty and majesty in exotic-sounding names, such as the Chichimeca tribes of north-central Mexico, the Guaycurua of Gran Chaco, and the towns of Temozón and Valladolid, Yucatán. Of course, there's nothing exotic here, just the names of numerous American cultures who were and are. B.P. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2023
DD ISBN 9798350812527 $24.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2023
DD ISBN 9798350812534 $49.95
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