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Tuesday, April 20, 2004


Calloway, Colin. One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark. Nebraska.

Choice: “Massive…synthesizes the history of the West while maintaining all of its majesty and complexity. It is a shame, however, that the 15 mapes were not more detailed, and that there are not more of them. Highly recommended.” Atlantic Monthly: “clearly written, monumental history…synthesizes a vast body of archaeological, ethnographic, and historical scholarship. It will long remain the authoritative treatment of its subject.” Library Journal: “useful and insightful overview…Calloway’s balanced treatment of a topic so easily given to polemics is welcome indeed. Highly recommended.” Publishers Weekly: “The scope is staggering but Calloway masters it, demonstrating a remarkable command of a broad spectrum of historical, ethnographic and archeological sources….a major work.” Booklist: “enthralling and brilliant…masterfully integrates the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, environmental science, and history to provide a wonderful panorama illustrating both the diversity and the vibrancy of these rich cultures.”


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