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Jeffrey Ostler
University of Oregon (Eugene, OR 97403-5219)

The Destruction and Survival of American Indian Nations, 1750s-1900

This project, a two-volume book, offers the first comprehensive assessment of the destructive impact of the U.S. on American Indians during the period of continental expansion. The project analyzes several intersecting forces of destruction in specific regions over time, yet guards against victim history by revealing how Indians blunted destructive forces and survived. The project engages the question of genocide in U.S. history seriously, though without trying to resolve it. The book will make contributions to American Indian and U.S. history by analyzing U.S-Indian relations at all levels (ideology, policy, actions, and consequences); to the field of genocide studies by providing a reliable overview of the U.S. case and a different approach; and to those in the general public concerned with historical injustices in U.S. history.

Project fields:
Native American Studies; U.S. History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$42,000 (approved)
$42,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 6/30/2016