Polychronicon 173: From American Indians to Native Americans

Teaching History journal feature

By Brett J. Duffek, published 20th December 2018

Few sub-fields of American history have undergone as many changes over time as the study of Native Americans/American Indians. While nineteenth- and early twentieth-century historians portrayed Native Americans as savage barbarians or ignored them entirely, late twentieth-century historians portrayed them as victims of circumstance and aggressive European conquest. Today, modern historians continue to craft the historiography of the Native Americans and have sought to learn from previous historians while also correcting the shortcomings of these previous trends. 

This resource is FREE for Secondary HA Members.

Non HA Members can get instant access for £2.49

Add to Basket Join the HA