DIFFERENT CULTURES WITH DIFFERENT VISIONS: Cultural differences lead to misconceptions and conflict / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Why White Americans had difficulty understanding Indian religion / George E. Tinker
Less advanced economy and technology placed Indians at a disadvantage / Arrell M. Gibson
Manifest destiny: The U.S. vision of expansion / James W. Davidson et al.
Indian unity: a lost chance for survival / Richard White
CRUCIAL CONFRONTATIONS BETWEEN INDIANS AND WHITES: The first battles between the United States and the Indians / John Tebbel and Keith Jennison
A last gamble against steep odds: the Black Hawk War / Robert M. Utley and Wilcomb E. Washburn
Custer and the conquest of the Sioux / Royal B. Hassrick
The tragic flight of the Nez Perce / J. Jay Myers
U.S. subjugatiion of the Apache and Navajo / Edward H. Spicer
The Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee Massacre / Dee Brown
THE DISASTROUS IMPACT OF WHITE CONQUEST: Whites exploited native cultures and natural resources / Wilber R. Jacobs
The tactics and impact of Indian removal and relocation / Peter Farb
Slaughter of the Buffalo, livelihood of the Plains tribes / Stephen Longstreet
Indian cultures decimated by alcoholism and disease / Brian W. Dippie
White efforts to Christianize Native Americans / Robert F. Berkhofer
EPILOGUE: LEGACY OF THE INDIAN WARS: Assimilation versus self-determination: American Indians in the Twentieth Century / Carl Waldman.