Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America

Entries describe the location, population, history, and customs of tribes native to North America.

Author: Michael G. Johnson

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 1770854614

Category: History

Page: 336

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Entries describe the location, population, history, and customs of tribes native to North America.
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North American Indians A Very Short Introduction

Throughout the book, Perdue and Green stress the great diversity of indigenous peoples in America, who spoke more than 400 different languages before the arrival of Europeans and whose ways of life varied according to the environments they ...

Author: Theda Perdue

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199746109

Category: Art

Page: 160

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When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by describing how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers followed the bison and woolly mammoth over the Bering land mass between Asia and what is now Alaska between 25,000 and 15,000 years ago, settling throughout North America. They describe hunting practices among different tribes, how some made the gradual transition to more settled, agricultural ways of life, the role of kinship and cooperation in Native societies, their varied burial rites and spiritual practices, and many other features of Native American life. Throughout the book, Perdue and Green stress the great diversity of indigenous peoples in America, who spoke more than 400 different languages before the arrival of Europeans and whose ways of life varied according to the environments they settled in and adapted to so successfully. Most importantly, the authors stress how Native Americans have struggled to maintain their sovereignty--first with European powers and then with the United States--in order to retain their lands, govern themselves, support their people, and pursue practices that have made their lives meaningful. Going beyond the stereotypes that so often distort our views of Native Americans, this Very Short Introduction offers a historically accurate, deeply engaging, and often inspiring account of the wide array of Native peoples in America. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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Atlas of the Indian Tribes of North America and the Clash of Cultures

The Atlas will be a convenient resource for the casual reader, the researcher, and the teacher and the student alike. A unique feature of this book is a master list of the varied names by which the tribes have been known throughout history.

Author: Nicholas J. Santoro

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440107955

Category: History

Page: 613

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Atlas of the Indian Tribes of the Continental United States and the Clash of Cultures The Atlas identifies of the Native American tribes of the United States and chronicles the conflict of cultures and Indians' fight for self-preservation in a changing and demanding new word. The Atlas is a compact resource on the identity, location, and history of each of the Native American tribes that have inhabited the land that we now call the continental United States and answers the three basic questions of who, where, and when. Regretfully, the information on too many tribes is extremely limited. For some, there is little more than a name. The history of the American Indian is presented in the context of America's history its westward expansion, official government policy and public attitudes. By seeing something of who we were, we are better prepared to define who we need to be. The Atlas will be a convenient resource for the casual reader, the researcher, and the teacher and the student alike. A unique feature of this book is a master list of the varied names by which the tribes have been known throughout history.
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Folk Tales of the North American Indians

Contains Native American narratives from all parts of the continent, grouped together by motif.

Author: Stith Thompson

Publisher: World Publications

ISBN: 157215196X

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 386

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Contains Native American narratives from all parts of the continent, grouped together by motif.
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Native Americans in Early North America

Asia to North America across a land bridge thousands of years ago. ... Today, we know that the history of Native Americans in North America is rich and ...

Author: Barbara M. Linde

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534560376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Native peoples of the United States and Canada have rich histories and traditions that help them maintain varied cultural identities in modern society. In the past, white Americans attempted to hide or eradicate these cultures. Today we know that they should instead be celebrated. The artifacts and customs of these early civilizations are presented to readers through full-color photographs and primary sources, and a detailed timeline places historical events in chronological order. Readers will enjoy learning about the vibrant past of cultures that are still active today.
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Native Americans and Sport in North America

representations of contemporary Native Americans, and because the years of removal and relocation had so isolated Native Americans from the day-to-day ...

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136769177

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

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Taking examples from the United States and Canada, this comprehensive text offers compassionate and critical accounts of the Native American sporting experience. It challenges popular images of indigenous athletes and athletics; it explores Native American participation in and appropriation of EuroAmerican sports; and it unpacks social categories, particularly gender, race and heritage and their implications for understanding Native Americans and sport in North America. Contributors discuss the interplay of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of American Indians playing sport. Included in this book are discussions on: continuity and change, the place of sport in the survival and adaptation of indigenous beliefs and behaviours the play of power and the power of play within indigenous communities, intercultural spaces, and American popular culture the contradictions and conditions of possibilities sport has offered American Indians the politics and poetics of identity the axes of difference structuring the indigenous sporting experience, particularly, gender, race, and nationalism representations and stagings of Indianness in the context of sport.
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Native Carolinians

In Native Carolinians, Dr. Theda Perdue, Atlanta Distinguished Professor of Southern Culture at UNC at Chapel Hill, discusses the history, life-style, and culture of the native people of the region before the arrival of Europeans.

Author: Theda Perdue

Publisher:

ISBN: 0865263450

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 101

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In this revised edition, the authors discuss the history, life-style, and culture of the native people of the region before the arrival of Europeans. They expand the discussion to include the interaction of the Indians with white settlers during the colonial period. In separate chapters, they chronicle the experiences of the Cherokees and the Lumbees in the 19th and 20th centuries. The study concludes with a discussion of native Carolinians today and a detailed timeline of important dates and events in North Carolina Indian history.
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Native North Americans in Literature for Youth

... 690 Native Men of Courage, 482 Native Musicians in the Groove, 483 Native North American Foods and Recipes, 147 Native North American Indians, ...

Author: Alice Crosetto

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810891906

Category: Reference

Page: 286

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This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality resources are subdivided into chapters covering geographic regions, history, religions, social life, customs and traditions, Nations, oral tradition, biographies, and fiction.
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Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians

Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written.

Author: Warren Jefferson

Publisher: Native Voices Books

ISBN: 9781570679841

Category: Social Science

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Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written. Belief in reincarnation exists not only in India but in most small tribal societies throughout the world, including many Indian groups in North America. The reader is offered a rich tapestry of stories from a number of North American tribes about death, dying, and returning to this life. Included are stories from the Inuit of the polar regions; the Northwest Coast people, such as the Kwakiutl, the Gitxsan, the Tlingit, and the Suquamish; the Hopi and the Cochiti of the Southwest; the Winnebago of the Great Lakes region; the Cherokee of the Southeast,; and the Sioux people of the Plains area. Readers will learn about a Winnebago shaman's initiation, the Cherokee's Orpheus myth, the Hopi story of A Journey to the Skeleton House, the Inuit man who lived the lives of all animals, the Ghost Dance, and other extraordinary accounts. The ethnological record indicates reincarnation beliefs are found among the indigenous peoples on all continents of this earth as well as in most of the world's major religions. This book makes a valuable contribution towards having a deeper understanding of North American Indian spiritual beliefs.
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North Dakota Native Americans

Associates each letter of the alphabet with information concerning the history, culture, and traditions of native Americans in South Carolina.

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635087973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Associates each letter of the alphabet with information concerning the history, culture, and traditions of native Americans in South Carolina.
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The Encyclopedia of North American Indians

A comprehensive reference work on the culture and history of Native Americans.

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Publisher:

ISBN: 0761402284

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 1536

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A comprehensive reference work on the culture and history of Native Americans.
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Tobacco Use by Native North Americans

N. rustica was tobacco plantations in Mexico are discussed in ( and to some degree still is ) widely used by chapters 15-17 Indians throughout eastern North ...

Author: Joseph C. Winter

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806132620

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

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Recently identified as a killer, tobacco has been the focus of health warnings, lawsuits, and political controversy. Yet many Native Americans continue to view tobacco-when used properly-as a life-affirming and sacramental substance that plays a significant role in Native creation myths and religious ceremonies. This definitive work presents the origins, history, and contemporary use (and misuse) of tobacco by Native Americans. It describes wild and domesticated tobacco species and how their cultivation and use may have led to the domestication of corn, potatoes, beans, and other food plants. It also analyzes many North American Indian practices and beliefs, including the concept that Tobacco is so powerful and sacred that the spirits themselves are addicted to it. The book presents medical data revealing the increasing rates of commercial tobacco use by Native youth and the rising rates of death among Native American elders from lung cancer, heart disease, and other tobacco-related illnesses. Finally, this volume argues for the preservation of traditional tobacco use in a limited, sacramental manner while criticizing the use of commercial tobacco. Contributors are: Mary J. Adair, Karen R. Adams, Carol B. Brandt, Linda Scott Cummings, Glenna Dean, Patricia Diaz-Romo, Jannifer W. Gish, Julia E. Hammett, Robert F. Hill, Richard G. Holloway, Christina M. Pego, Samuel Salinas Alvarez, Lawrence A Shorty, Glenn W. Solomon, Mollie Toll, Suzanne E. Victoria, Alexander von Garnet, Jonathan M. Samet, and Gail E. Wagner.
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Early Native North Americans

Brian M. Fagan, Ancient North America. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2005. This is an excellent, highly detailed study of precontact North American Indians, ...

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420512953

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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It is an often overlooked and understudied fact, that America belonged to indigenous populations well before the new American government came to be. Native Americans have been living on the American continent since about 12,000 B.C. They were a rich variety of cultures, peoples, and languages. This book examines the history of early Native North Americans, providing readers with insight into past Indian civilizations, their origins, and their plights when faced with settlers and shrinking resources.
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An Introduction to Native North America

In this updated and revised new edition, Mark Q. Sutton has expanded and improved the existing text as well as adding a new case study, updated the text with new research, and included new perspectives, particularly those of Native peoples.

Author: Mark Q. Sutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317219644

Category: History

Page: 430

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An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the Native Peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada. It covers the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures. A final chapter covers contemporary Native Americans, including issues of religion, health, and politics. In this updated and revised new edition, Mark Q. Sutton has expanded and improved the existing text as well as adding a new case study, updated the text with new research, and included new perspectives, particularly those of Native peoples. Featuring case studies of several tribes, as well as over 60 maps and images, An Introduction to Native North America is an indispensable tool to those studying the history of North America and Native Peoples of North America. .
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Calendars of Native Americans

This book discusses the design and construction of the Mayan, Aztec, and Native American calendars.

Author: Lynn George

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823989941

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This book discusses the design and construction of the Mayan, Aztec, and Native American calendars.
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French and Indians in the Heart of North America 1630 1815

Building on the research of Peterson, White, and Jay Gitlin, this collection of essays brings together new and established scholars from the United States, Canada, and France, to move beyond the paradigms of the middle ground and métissage ...

Author: Robert Englebert

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

ISBN: 1611860741

Category: History

Page: 253

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In the past thirty years, the study of French-Indian relations in the center of North America has emerged as an important field for examining the complex relationships that defined a vast geographical area, including the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, the Missouri River Valley, and Upper and Lower Louisiana. For years, no one better represented this emerging area of study than Jacqueline Peterson and Richard White, scholars who identified a world defined by miscegenation between French colonists and the native population, or métissage, and the unique process of cultural accommodation that led to a “middle ground” between French and Algonquians. Building on the research of Peterson, White, and Jay Gitlin, this collection of essays brings together new and established scholars from the United States, Canada, and France, to move beyond the paradigms of the middle ground and métissage. At the same time it seeks to demonstrate the rich variety of encounters that defined French and Indians in the heart of North America from 1630 to 1815. Capturing the complexity and nuance of these relations, the authors examine a number of thematic areas that provide a broader assessment of the historical bridge-building process, including ritual interactions, transatlantic connections, diplomatic relations, and post-New France French-Indian relations.
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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 2 4 H M

The Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Handbook of American Indians. Reprint of 1912 edition. Volume 2 H-M. Included are illustrations, manners, customs, places and aboriginal words. In 4 Volumes.

Author: Frederick Webb Hodge

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 9781582187495

Category: History

Page: 464

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This Comprehensive listing of tribal names, confederacies, settlements, and archaeological information was originally begun in 1873 as a list of tribal names. It grew to include biographies of Indians of note, arts, manners, customs and aboriginal words. Included are illustrations, photographs and sketches of people, places and everyday articles used by the Native Americans. The Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Handbook of American Indians. Reprint of 1912 edition. Volume 2 H-M. Included are illustrations, manners, customs, places and aboriginal words. In 4 Volumes. Volume 1 - A to G........ISBN 9781582187488 Volume 2 - H to M........ISBN 9781582187495 Volume 3 - N to S.........ISBN 9781582187509 Volume 4 - T to Z.........ISBN 9781582187518
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The Sacred Wisdom of the Native Americans

Kehoe, A.B. North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. (3rd edition.) Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2005. Keyser, James.

Author: Larry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785833901

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Despite their many differences, all Native Americans share a profound appreciation of the cycles of nature and a belief in the cosmic interconnectedness of all things. Professor Larry J. Zimmerman tells the tragic tale of their conquest and dispossession, followed by their survival against the odds and the renewal of pride in a distinctive cultural heritage. Learn about American Indian traditions and the history behind them that create a unique Native American identity. Their crafts and their reverence for the land are also both described in detail - inspiring us to turn our thoughts to the natural world and our own place in it.
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