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Nichols, Roger L.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 10,766 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries  Sources  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: E184.A1, 973.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger L Nichols
The American Indian : past and present by Roger L Nichols( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of 25 essays that cover Indian experiences from 1600 to the present. The essays collected attempt to trace the changing situation of Indians from their original independence through their subjugation and the gradual turnaround that has occurred in the last half of the twentieth century.--Publisher's description
Natives and strangers : a multicultural history of Americans by Leonard Dinnerstein( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multicultural history of Americans should be of interest to students of American immigration, race and ethnicity
Natives and strangers : ethnic groups and the building of America by Leonard Dinnerstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indians in U.S. history by Roger L Nichols( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This one-volume narrative history traces the experiences of American Indians in the United States from early colonial times to the present day, demonstrating how Indian existence has changed throughout our nation's history
Natives and strangers : Blacks, Indians, and immigrants in America by Leonard Dinnerstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought completely up to date to reflect recent scholarship and the new wave of immigration to the United States in the last decade, the second edition of this immensely popular book highlights a much-neglected dimension of the American past by giving a unique focus to the history of the nation's minority groups. Within the context of the country's economic development, the authors show how blacks, Indians, and immigrant minorities helped transform an agrarian society into the modern industrial-urban nation of the 1990s. Remarkable in the breadth of its coverage, this is the first survey that integrates the experiences of racial, religious, and ethnic minorities to present an overall sense of American history while illuminating major trends in the growth of the United States. The Second Edition includes entirely new material on Indian efforts to retain their cultural independence and their attempts to shape relations with the majority society. The book also new data on recent refugees and current immigration legislation. Written in the same clear, straightforward style that made the previous edition so popular, the Second Edition, which features many well-chosen illustrations, will be essential reading for students of American ethnic history
Indians in the United States and Canada : a comparative history by Roger L Nichols( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study is an historical overview of Indian-white relations in the United States and Canada. Despite the grim similarity of circumstances endured by most Native peoples, the trajectory and extent of changes for those living in the United States and Canada have been quite different at times. Such divergence in historical experiences has shaped the present; the challenges and opportunities for Native peoples in both countries today, while broadly comparable, also differ in some fundamental respects." "Drawing upon a vast array of primary and secondary sources, Roger Nichols traces the changing relationships between Native peoples and whites, from colonial times to the present. Usefully dividing the history of Indian-white relations into five stages - beginning with Native supremacy over European settlers and concluding with their political, economic, and cultural resurgence during the later twentieth century - Nichols carefully compares and contrasts the effects of each stage on Native peoples in both countries. This method of inquiry enables readers to grasp readily the complexity and range of experiences for Native peoples."--Jacket
The Missouri expedition, 1818-1820; the journal of Surgeon John Gale, with related documents by John Gale( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Surgeon Gale's journal of the first significant government-sponsored trip up the Missouri after Lewis and Clark. This contemporary account of the movement of men and supplies captures the color and excitement of exploration, while revealing the drab and grinding effort required
Stephen Long and American frontier exploration by Roger L Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American frontier and western issues : a historiographical review( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Henry Atkinson : a Western military career by Roger L Nichols( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warrior nations : the United States and Indian peoples by Roger L Nichols( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the century following George Washington's presidency, the United States fought at least forty wars with various Indian tribes, averaging one conflict every two and a half years. Warrior Nations is Roger L. Nichols's response to the question, "Why did so much fighting take place?" Examining eight of the wars between the 1780s and 1877, Nichols explains what started each conflict and what the eight had in common as well as how they differed. He writes about the fights between the United States and the Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware tribes in the Ohio Valley, the Creek in Alabama, the Arikara in South Dakota, the Sauk and Fox in Illinois and Wisconsin, the Dakota Sioux in Minnesota, the Cheyenne and Arapaho in Colorado, the Apache in New Mexico and Arizona, and the Nez Perce in Oregon and Idaho. Virtually all of these wars, Nichols shows, grew out of small-scale local conflicts, suggesting that interracial violence preceded any formal declaration of war. American pioneers hated and feared Indians and wanted their land. Indian villages were armed camps, and their young men sought recognition for bravery and prowess in hunting and fighting. Neither the U.S. government nor tribal leaders could prevent raids, thievery, and violence when the two groups met. In addition to U.S. territorial expansion and the belligerence of racist pioneers, Nichols cites a variety of factors that led to individual wars: cultural differences, border disputes, conflicts between and within tribes, the actions of white traders and local politicians, the government's failure to prevent or punish anti-Indian violence, and Native determination to retain their lands, traditional culture, and tribal independence. The conflicts examined here, Nichols argues, need to be considered as wars of U.S. aggression, a central feature of that nation's expansion across the continent that brought newcomers into areas occupied by highly militarized Native communities ready and able to defend themselves and attack their enemies
American Indians in U.S. history by Roger L Nichols( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This concise survey, tracing the experiences of American Indians from their origins to the present, has proven its value to both students and general readers in the decade since its first publication. Now the second edition, drawing on the most recent research, adds information about Indian social, economic, and cultural issues in the twenty-first century. Useful features include new, brief biographies of important Native figures, an overall chronology, and updated suggested readings for each period of the past four hundred years. The author traces tribal experiences through four eras: Indian America prior to the European invasions; the colonial period; the emergence of the United States as the dominant power in North America and its subsequent invasion of Indian lands; and the years from 1900 to the present. Nichols uses both Euro-American sources and tribal stories to illuminate the problems Indian people and their leaders have dealt with in every generation."--Publisher information
Natives and strangers : a history of ethnic Americans by Leonard Dinnerstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in its fifth edition, Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans addresses these and many other vital questions. A comprehensive and accessible text, this unique volume explores various aspects of American minority group history. Examining the impact that America has had on minority peoples and cultures--and vice versa--it also provides insights into the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. As in earlier editions, the fifth edition integrates the experiences of various racial, religious, and national minorities from around the globe--including American Indians, African Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other parts of the world--explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America. Revised, updated, and condensed, the fifth edition of Natives and Strangers incorporates the latest research on such critical topics as American Indian affairs, western American development, and African American experiences. It also focuses on successive waves of different immigrants while exploring the evolution and complexities of American immigration policies. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society. Featuring anecdotes, charts, graphs, tables, and an extensive updated bibliography, Natives and Strangers, Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses that cover immigration, American social history, and American ethnic groups. -- Back cover
Black Hawk and the warrior's path by Roger L Nichols( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Hawk's autobiography by Black Hawk( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indigenous peoples( Visual )

in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indians in U.S. history by Roger L Nichols( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a brief survey for students and general readers, [this book] addresses the histories of tribes throughout the entire United States. Offering insight into broad national historical patterns, this book explores the wide variety of tribes and relates many ... stories of individual and tribal determination, resilience, and long-term success. Charting Indian history in roughly chronological chapters, [the author] presents the central issues tribal leaders faced during each era and demonstrates that, despite their frequently changing status, American Indians have maintained their cultures, identities, and many of their traditional lifeways.-Back cover
Arizona directory of historians and historical organizations by Roger L Nichols( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Henry Atkinson : frontier soldier, 1782-1842 by Roger L Nichols( )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Hawk's autobiography by Black Hawk( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American Indians in U.S. history
Alternative Names
Nichols, R. L. 1933-

Nichols, Roger L.

Nichols, Roger Louis

Nichols, Roger Louis 1933-

Roger L. Nichols American historian and author

Roger L. Nichols Amerikaans historicus

Roger L. Nichols US-amerikanischer Historiker und Indianerforscher

Languages
English (158)

Covers
Natives and strangers : a multicultural history of AmericansAmerican Indians in U.S. historyIndians in the United States and Canada : a comparative historyStephen Long and American frontier explorationAmerican frontier and western issues : a historiographical reviewNatives and strangers : a history of ethnic AmericansBlack Hawk and the warrior's pathBlack Hawk's autobiography