Traders and Raiders
The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859
By Natale A. Zappia
256 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 5 halftones, 10 maps, 3 graphs, 8 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2993-3
Published: August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1585-1
Published: August 2014
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Situating the Colorado River basin firmly within our understanding of Indian country, Traders and Raiders investigates the borders and borderlands created during this period, connecting the coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific worlds with a vast Indigenous continent.
About the Author
Natale A. Zappia is assistant professor of history at Whittier College.
For more information about Natale A. Zappia, visit the Author Page.
"Makes powerful contributions that add exciting geographies and cultures to an already teeming and complex Southwest borderlands."--Journal of American History
“Paints a vivid portrait of a Native-dominated landscape that would otherwise be inaccessible in a history based solely on archival sources.”--Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"An important and timely contribution to Borderlands, Indian and Western history… provide[s] us with a greater understanding of the contested and colonized spaces of the US-Mexico borderlands."--Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
“Well researched. . . . A solid contribution to the historiography of Native America.”--The Historian
"Relevant and significant."--CHOICE
“Filled to the brim with arguments, insights, and interventions. . . . A superb example of a kind of braided history in which different modes of analysis--social, cultural, environmental, and spatial--blend into a seamless whole.”--American Historical Review
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