Indians in the United States and Canada


Indians in the United States and Canada

A Comparative History

Roger L. Nichols

393 pages
Illus., maps


August 1999


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About the Book

Drawing upon a vast array of primary and secondary sources, Roger L. Nichols traces the changing relationships between Native peoples and whites, from colonial times to the present.

Author Bio

Roger L. Nichols is a professor of history at the University of Arizona. He is coeditor of Natives and Strangers.


“In his admirable book, Roger L. Nichols takes on the intimidating task of comparing the histories of hundreds of Indian peoples in the United States and Canada over five centuries. . . . Writing within the framework of the two nations and their growth, Nichols nonetheless sees events as much from the Indian angle as from the white. . . . This is only one of many virtues in this thoughtful, largely successful and ambitious book.”—Times Literary Supplement

“An insightful comparative history . . . The book presents a survey of the key issues and dynamics that shaped relations between natives and the new forces they faced. . . . Nichols formulates a true comparative approach; rather than merely presenting the Canadian story alongside that of the U.S., he effectively integrates the two throughout the work.”—Choice

"The range of Nichols book is impressive and conveys an excellent overview of the changing position of Native peoples in American and Canadian history. It will appeal to both the specialist and the novice."—Historical Journal of Massachusetts