The OAH Magazine of History

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Pre-contact America

October 2013
Volume 27, No. 4

contributing editor’s introduction

The Changing Histories of North America before Europeans,
by Pekka Hämäläinen
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Empires of the Sun: Big History and the Southern High Plains,
by Dan Flores
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Cahokia, the Great City,
by Alice Beck Kehoe
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The Long History of American Slavery,
by Christina Snyder
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Teaching the Columbian Exchange,
by Ned Blackhawk
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on the cover

The cover image depicts Native Americans fishing with weir and spears in a dugout canoe, in the vicinity of the Virginia Colony, circa 1585. This 1590 engraving by Theodor de Bry was based on a watercolor by John White. Courtesy Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-54016.