“A Companion to American Indian History” captures the thematic breadth of Native American history over the last forty years. Twenty-five original essays by leading scholars in the field| both American Indian and non-American Indian| bring an exciting modern perspective to Native American histories that were at one time related exclusively by Euro-American settlers. Contains 25 original essays by leading experts in Native American history. Covers the breadth of American Indian history| including contacts with settlers| religion| family| economy| law| education| gender issues| and culture. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Summarizes current debates and anticipates future concerns.