The author revises the standard narrative of European-Indian relations in this award-winning book. She demonstrates that between the 1690s and the 1780s Indians were the dominant power and Europeans were the ones forced to accomodate, resist and persevere. Various tribes formed relationships with Spaniards in Texas that refuted claims of imperial control. Barr examines six realms of encounter-first contact, settlement and intermarriage, mission life, warfare, diplomacy, and captivity. Chapel Hill, 2007 University of North Carolina Press 1st Ed., 397 Pgs., 6&1/4 x 9&1/4, PB.