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Introduction to Native North America, An

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3rd
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9780205510870

ISBN10:
0205510876
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

The Third Edition ofAn Introduction to Native North Americaprovides a basic introduction to the native peoples of North America, including both Eskimos and Indians. Beginning with a discussion of the geography of North America, this text delves into 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. Much of the book is written from the perspective of the ethnographic present, and the various cultures are described as they were at the specific times noted in the text. Much of the book is written from the perspective of the ethnographic present, and the various cultures are described as they were at the specific times noted in the text. Features an organization designed to be used in conjunction with theHandbook of North American Indians,published by the Smithsonian Institution, and offers detailed descriptions of the culture areas defined in it. "Sidelights" throughout the text provide short explanations of interesting aspects of native culture. Provides Internet resources for students to supplement reading material. Highlights important individuals in the "VIP Profile" mini-biographies. Includes examples of Native American views on several important current issues. Offers sections on geography, environment, prehistory, history, and ethnography in each chapter. Provides a basic introduction to the native peoples of North America, including both Eskimos and Indians. Begins with a discussion of the geography of North America This text delves into the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures. Covers contemporary Native Americans, including issues of religion, health, and politics. Native American Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures of the Americas, and History of Native Americans courses.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Geography of North America
Culture Areas
Native North Americans
A Brief History of Research on Native North Americans
A General Prehistory of North America
Sidelight: The Domesticated ldquo;Wilderness.rdquo; Sidelight: Weapons Technology
European Invasion and Conquest
The Norse Discovery
Columbus and the Early Exploration of North America
European Colonies in North America
A History of Governmental Policies toward Native Americans
The Cultural and Biological Impact of European Intrusion
The Fur Trade
Sidelight: The Spanish Mission System
Sidelight: Native Tobacco: Then and Now
Native Peoples of the Arctic
Geography and Environment
A Basic Prehistory of the Arctic
A Brief History of Ethnographic Research
A Broad Portrait of Arctic Groups
Sidelight: Arctic Art
The Aleut: An Arctic Case Study
The Intuit of Quebec: An Arctic Case Study
Native Peoples of the Subarctic
Geography and Environment
A Basic Prehistory of the Subarctic
A Brief History of Ethnographic Research
A Broad Portrait of Subarctic Groups
The Western Woods Cree: A Subarctic Case Study
Native Peoples of the Plateau
Geography and Environment
A Basic Prehistory of the Plateau
A Brief History of Ethnographic Research
Sidelight: The Modoc War
A Broad Portrait of Plateau Groups
The Nez Perce: A Plateau Case Study
VIP Profile: Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast
Geography and Environment
A Basic Prehistory of the Northwest Coast
A Brief History of Ethnographic Research
A Broad Portrait of Northwest Coast Groups
Sidelight: Northwest Coast Art
VIP Profile: Chief Seathl
The Kwakiutl: A Northwest Coast Case Study
Native Peoples of the Great Basin
Geography and Environment
A Basic Prehistory of the Great Basin
VIP Profile: Sarah Winnemucca, Northern Paiute Leader
A Brief History of Ethnographic Research
A Broad Portrait of Great Basin Groups
Sidelight: The Ghost Dance Religion
The Owens Valley Paiute: A Great Basin Case Study
Native Peoples of California
Geography and Environment
A Basic Prehistory of California
A Brief History of Ethnographic Research
A Broad Portrait of California Indians
The Chumash: A California Case Study
VIP Profile: Ishi: ldquo;The Last Wild Indian in North America.rdquo;



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