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Chapter 1. A Continent of Villages, to 1500

1 1 The Story of the Creation of the World, Told by a Zuñi Priest in 1885

1 2 The Discovery of Corn and Tobacco, as Recounted by a Penobscot Elder in 1907

1 3 A Cherokee Explains the Origins of Disease and Medicine in the 1890s

1 4 A Story of the Trickster Rabbit, Told by a Micmac Indian in the 1870s

1 5 Two Nineteenth-Century Archaeologists Provide the First Scientific Description of the Indian Mounds of the

Mississippi Valley in 1848

1 6 A Jesuit Missionary Reports on the Society of the Natchez of the Lower Mississippi in 1730

1 7 The Constitution of the Five Nation Confederacy Records the Innovation of an Iroquois Founding Father of the

Fifteenth Century

Chapter 2. When Worlds Collide, 1492 1588

2 1 Christopher Columbus Writes of His First View of the New World in 1492

2 2 An Aztec Remembers the Conquest of Mexico a Quarter Century Afterwards, in 1550

2 3 An Early Proponent for Native Rights Condemns the Torture of the Indians in 1565

2 4 A Shipwrecked Spaniard Writes of His Incredible Journey through North America from 1528 1536

2 5 A French Captain Describes his First Contact with the Indians in 1534

2 6 A French Jesuit Describes the Cosmology of the Montagnais Indians in 1534

2 7 An English Scientist Writes of the Algonquian Peoples of the Atlantic Coast in 1588

2 8 The Governor of Roanoke Describes His Return to the 'Lost Colony' in 1590

Chapter 3. Planting Colonies in North America, 1588 1700

3 1 The Spanish Governor Reports on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

3 2 A Pueblo Rebel in 1681 Explains the Reason behind the Pueblo Revolt

3 3 John Smith Writes about the Chesapeake Indians of 1608

3 4 An Indentured Servant Writes from Virginia in 1623

3 5 John Winthrop Defines the Puritan Ideal of Community in 1630

3 6 Roger Williams Argues for Freedom of Conscience in 1644

3 7 Two Poems on Family by Anne Bradstreet Published in 1650

3 8 A 'Possessed' Girl Names Her Accuser in 1692

3 9 William Penn's 1681 Plans for the Province of Pennsylvania

3 10 Iroquois Chiefs Address the Governors of New York and Virginia in 1684

Chapter 4. Slavery and Empire, 1441 1770

4 1 England Asserts Her Dominion...