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Beneath the Backbone of the World : Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720-1877 / Ryan Hall.

Author/creator Hall, Ryan, 1986- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Descriptionpages cm.
Series The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history. ^A1258699
Contents Náápi's place -- Strangers on the land, 1782-1806 -- Now they will pretend to equal us -- Between empires -- A future they were resolved to achieve -- Nefarious traffic.
Abstract "For the better part of two centuries, between 1720 and 1877, the Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) people controlled a vast region of what is now the U.S. and Canadian Great Plains. As one of the most expansive and powerful Indigenous groups on the continent, they dominated the northern imperial borderlands of North America. The Blackfoot maintained their control even as their homeland became the site of intense competition between white fur traders, frequent warfare between Indigenous nations, and profound ecological transformation. In an era of violent and wrenching change, Blackfoot people relied on their mastery of their homelands' unique geography to maintain their way of life. With extensive archival research from both the United States and Canada, Ryan Hall shows for the first time how the Blackfoot used their borderlands position to create one of North America's most vibrant and lasting Indigenous homelands"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019041166
ISBN9781469655147 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN9781469655154 (paperback ; alk. paper)

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