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Jefferson and the Indians

The Tragic Fate of the First Americans

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$36.00 • £31.95 • €32.95

ISBN 9780674005488

Publication Date: 05/02/2001


416 pages

5-13/16 x 8-7/8 inches

60 halftones, 3 maps, 28 boxed quotes

Belknap Press


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  • Map: Indian Nations, c. 1800
  • Map: Indian Land Cessions during Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency, 1801–1809
  • Introduction: Logan’s Mourner
  • 1. The Land Companies
  • 2. The Indian Wars
  • 3. Notes on the Vanishing Aborigines
  • 4. Native Americans through European Eyes
  • 5. In Search of Ancient Americans
  • 6. Civilizing the Uncivilized Frontier
  • 7. President Jefferson’s Indian Policy
  • 8. The Louisiana Territory
  • 9. Confrontation with the Old Way
  • 10. Return to Philosophical Hall
  • Conclusion: Jefferson’s Troubled Legacy
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Documents
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2000 Caroline Bancroft History Prize, Denver Public Library
  • 1999 ForeWord Book of the Year Award, History Category

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