A rich, powerful, sweeping history of native North America, from one of the world's greatest experts.
Blood and Land is a personal view of the success and achievements of Native North America, and of today's challenges. It is about why Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples matter today and why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the United States and Canada through their original inhabitants.
“A history of resilience . . . sweeping, comprehensive . . . it's a story that has been waiting to be told”
Mark Trahant, Guardian
“An account sorely needed . . . a kaleidoscopic view of Native American history, refreshing and rollicking, and not unlike its fractured reality”
David Bahr, Standpoint
“Both enlightening and wonderfully entertaining . . . an excellent panoramic survey . . . crammed with a treasure of information”
Ciaran Brady, Irish Times
“A vibrant new overview of indigenous North American culture and experience . . . Whereas many treatments of aboriginal histories have focused on tropes of trauma, tragedy and disappearance, the emphasis here is on success”
Karen Jones, BBC History Magazine
“What comes through is the extraordinary diversity and persistence of Native cultures and histories. No "feather and failure" sideshow but a vital and integral part of the American story”
Melanie McGrath, Evening Standard