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  • For many Americans, voting this November will be historic

    For many Americans, voting this November will be historic

    Reliving the civil rights movement through the eyes of a man who worked to register black voters.

  • Of populists and political fusion

    The last time the Democratic Party held its national convention in Denver was 100 years ago, when the Democratic presidential candidate was well-known Populist William Jennings Bryan.

  • Die with me

    Three new books about the West’s Indian wars – Ned Blackhawk’s Violence Over the Land, Kingsley Bray’s Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life, and Robert W. Larson’s Gall: Lakota War Chief – seem to romanticize a violent past.

  • Big dams, big deal

    Big Dams of the New Deal Era: A Confluence of Engineering and Politics is as deep and erudite a tome as it sounds, and yet also a surprisingly good read

  • A brief, interpretive look at the Indian Wars

    Michael Blake’s new nonfiction book, Indian Yell, fails to live up to its ambitious subtitle, “The Heart of an American Insurgency,” with its quick tour of 12 battles between the U.S. Cavalry and American Indians.

  • A geography of the imagination

    In Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, 45 diverse writers define unusual geographical terms used across the country.

  • Pueblo Indian Agriculture

    In Pueblo Indian Agriculture, James A. Vlasich explores the American Indian farms along New Mexico’s Rio Grande, delving into their difficult history and their current modest revival

  • Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park

    In Restoring a Presence, Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf shine a light on Yellowstone’s largely forgotten American Indian heritage

  • Wandering into wolf territory

    In his book Vicious: Wolves and Men in America, Jon T. Coleman explores the history of how the wolf was slowly transformed from vermin to be cruelly slaughtered into a noble calendar pinup

  • Journey of Rediscovery: The living, breathing natives who made Lewis and Clark

    For all the heroism of their achievement, Lewis and Clark would not have survived without the help of the many Indian peoples they encountered across the West

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