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Indigenous Peoples of the World

Their Past, Present and Future

How did Pizarro subjugate the Inca Empire with less than 500 men? How did debates in 16th century Spain between de Sepulveda and de Las Casas lay the basis for the legal concept of Aboriginal title? Providing a broad comparison of historical, social, and cultural aspects of Indigenous groups around the world, this slim volume answers these questions and more, while discussing the challenges these groups face post–European contact. Goehring draws parallels in their struggles, including the right to self-determination, land recognition, and an economy which allows for participation on Indigenous peoples’ terms.

Table of Contents


1. Background
World Distribution

2. Past
Common Threats of the Past
The impacts of the past
Loss of land

3. Present
The reality of the present
Frontier migrations
Resource extraction
Military Activity
Common Impacts of Intrusion

4. Future
Prospects for the future
The nature of dichotomies
A comparison of Indigenous and industrial dichotomies


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