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Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859

Natale A. Zappia


The Colorado River region looms large in modern history, but has, in fact, played a pivotal role in the colonial designs of Euro-Americans since the first Spanish journey up the Colorado River in the sixteenth century. This book examines more than three centuries of indigenous life in the West, revealing how native peoples of present-day southern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico maintained their autonomy amidst the unprecedented political, economic, and cultural changes occurring throughout the region. Over three hundred years, Spaniards, Mexicans, and Americans all encountere ... More

Keywords: Colorado River, indigenous life, interior world, Mojaves, Quechans, Southern Paiutes, Utes, Yokuts, tribes, Indian country

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469615844
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469615844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natale A. Zappia, author
Whittier College