First Peoples
Fifth Edition   ©2016

First Peoples

A Documentary Survey of American Indian History

Colin G. Calloway (Dartmouth College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-9624-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-9624-4; Format: Paper Text, 688 pages

Your First Choice for the Native American History Survey

First Peoples was Bedford/St. Martin’s first “docutext” – a textbook that features groups of primary source documents at the end of each chapter, essentially providing a reader in addition to the narrative textbook. Expertly authored by Colin G. Calloway, First Peoples has been praised for its inclusion of Native American sources and Calloway’s concerted effort to weave Native perspectives throughout the narrative. First Peoples’ distinctive approach continues to make it the bestselling and most highly acclaimed text for the American Indian history survey.

Bedford Digital Collections for Native American History

To give you more options for sources, we are offering five projects from the Bedford Digital Collections, bundled free with the purchase of a new text. This online repository of discovery-oriented projects offers both fresh and canonical sources ready to assign. Each curated project poses a historical question and guides students step by step through analysis of primary sources.

Pontiac’s War, 1763–1765
Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah

Building a Creek Nation: Reading the Letters of Alexander McGillivray
Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Debating Federal Indian Removal Policy in the 1830s
John P. Bowes, Eastern Kentucky University

Sand Creek: Battle or Massacre?
Elliott West, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

The Laguna Pueblo Baseball Game Controversy of the 1920s
Flannery Burke, St. Louis University