Encyclopedia of American Indian Removal [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of American Indian Removal [2 volumes]

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Overview

This work is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Indian removal that accurately presents the removal process as a political, economic, and tribally complicit affair.

In 1830, Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to implement removal of Native Americans with the passage of the Indian Removal Act. Less than a decade later, tens of thousands of Native Americans—Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee-Creek, Seminole, and others—were forcibly moved from their tribal lands to enable settlement by Caucasians of European origin.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Removal presents a realistic depiction of removal as a complicated process that was deeply affected by political, economic, and tribal factors, rather than the popular romanticized concept of American Indians being herded west by military troops through a trackless wilderness. This work is presented in two volumes. Volume One contains essays on subjects and people that are general in scope and arranged alphabetically by subject; Volume Two is dedicated to primary documents regarding Indian removal and examines specific information about political debates, Indian responses to removal policy, and removals of individual tribes.


  • Contains insightful information from 16 contributors
  • Presents Georgia Laws in 1828 and 1830
  • Provides a chronological timetable of Indian removal
  • Includes an annotated bibliography of Indian removal to facilitate further research

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This set is going to be especially useful in public and secondary libraries. First of all, the general population is interested in the topic. Second, there are many social-studies teachers today who are doing DBQs (documents-based questions), and this set will answer many of their needs." - Booklist


"Clear, concise, and well-researched, this set provides an excellent overview of a notorious era in American history. Any student of American history will find this set a valuable source of information; recommended for the reference collection of any library." - Library Journal


"This new encyclopedia will be useful for undergraduate libraries supporting programs in American history or Native American studies. Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers." - Choice

Library Journal

The authors or editors of numerous books about Native Americans and Native American studies, Littlefield and Parins (director and associate director, respectively, Sequoyah National Research Ctr., Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock) have produced a concise two-volume encyclopedia about a dark chapter in the history of this country and its native peoples. Volume 1 provides a time line for Indian removal, essays about geographic regions and laws pertaining to Indian removal, as well as a discussion of the affected individuals and tribes. The essays were written by 16 scholars from a variety of disciplines, and each includes a section for further reading with a list of books, articles, or websites. Volume 2 compiles primary-source documents related to Indian removal in three parts. The first covers Indian removal policy, the second responses to that policy, and the last the removals themselves. Document excerpts are followed by brief analysis. At the end of Volume 2 is an extensive annotated bibliography and index. BOTTOM LINE Clear, concise, and well researched, this set provides an excellent overview of a notorious era in American history. Any student of American history will find this set a valuable source of information; recommended for the reference collection of any library.—Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of South Florida-Polytechnic, Lakeland

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313360411
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Pages: 615
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.90(d)

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