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Ethnohistory: The study of the past using indigenous historical records like oral traditions in addition to conventional historical records.
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…Up to our own day American history has been in a large degree the history of the colonization of the Great West. The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development. …In the case of most nations, however, the development has occurred in a limited area; and if the nation has expanded, it has met other growing peoples whom it has conquered. But in the case of the United States we have a different phenomenon …In this advance, the frontier is the outer edge of the wave-- the meeting point between savagery and civilization. Frederick Jackson Turner “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”
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Thus American development has exhibited not merely advance along a single line, but a return to primitive conditions on a continually advancing frontier line, and a new development for that area. American social development has been continually
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course HIST AMH 2097 taught by Professor Kevin during the Fall '10 term at FSU.

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week 1 day 2 - Ethnohistory: The study of the past using...

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