FREDERICK E. HOXIE
Eminent scholar and author Frederick Hoxie, the Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois, visits with a major new work of Native American history, This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made (Penguin Press). "This is a remarkable and absorbing book that shows why Indian peoples belong at the very center of American history. This Indian Country brings to life people who, unlike Crazy Horse or Tecumseh, would make terrible symbols and worse martyrs, but who made important history ... Without them Indian country and the republic itself would be far different places." - Richard White. "A master historian at his very best, Frederick Hoxie deftly turns a series of evocative biographies into a compelling new synthesis of American Indian political resistance. In doing so, This Indian Country redefines the terrain of Native American historical memory, even as it centers Indian people in the full sweep of the history of the United States." - Philip J. Deloria.