This Land Was Theirs

Author : Wendell H. Oswalt
ISBN : 0195367405
Genre : Social Science
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Designed for undergraduate courses in Native North Americans, the text surveys both traditional and contemporary Indian lifeways. Oswalt looks at 12 North American Indian tribes, ranging from the Netsilik hunters of the Arctic Circle to the Natchez farmers of the Mississippi. These groups represent the major culture areas and levels of socioeconomic complexity among North American Indians. After introductory chapters devoted to pan-tribal issues, the author traces each tribe's story, fromaboriginal life through historical changes to its current place among the native nations.
Category: Social Science

Eskimos And Explorers

Author : Wendell H. Oswalt
ISBN : 0803286139
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 55.48 MB
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Corrects misconceptions about Eskimo life, analyzes early accounts by European explorers, and evaluates the impact these explorers had on Eskimo culture
Category: Social Science

Empowerment Of North American Indian Girls

Author : Carol A. Markstrom
ISBN : 9780803216211
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.71 MB
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Empowerment of North American Indian Girls is an examination of coming-of-age-ceremonies for American Indian girls past and present, featuring an in-depth look at Native ideas about human development and puberty. Many North American Indian cultures regard the transition from childhood to adulthood as a pivotal and potentially vulnerable phase of life and have accordingly devised coming-of-age rituals to affirm traditional values and community support for its members. Such rituals are a positive and enabling social force in many modern Native communities whose younger generations are wrestling with substance abuse, mental health problems, suicide, and school dropout. Developmental psychologist Carol A. Markstrom reviews indigenous, historical, and anthropological literatures and conveys the results of her fieldwork to provide descriptive accounts of North American Indian coming-of-age rituals. She gives special attention to the female puberty rituals in four communities: Apache, Navajo, Lakota, and Ojibwa. Of particular interest is the distinctive Apache Sunrise Dance, which is described and analyzed in detail. Also included are American Indian feminist interpretations of menstruation and menstrual taboos, the feminine in cosmology, and the significance of puberty customs and rites for the development of young women.
Category: Social Science

An Introduction To Native North America

Author : Mark Q. Sutton
ISBN : 9781317219644
Genre : History
File Size : 61.97 MB
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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. .
Category: History

Women In The American West

Author : Laura Woodworth-Ney
ISBN : 9781598840506
Genre : History
File Size : 61.15 MB
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Examines the part that women played in the settlement of the American West, discussing their accomplishments as ranchers, soldiers, businesswomen, and politicians, and analyzing the influence that polygamy and prostitution had on the expansion into Western territories.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of American Indian Issues Today

Author : Russell M. Lawson
ISBN : 9780313381454
Genre : History
File Size : 63.66 MB
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This essential reference examines the history, culture, and modern tribal concerns of American Indians in North America.
Category: History

The Appropriation Of Native American Spirituality

Author : Suzanne Owen
ISBN : 9781847063939
Genre : Religion
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A fascinating and important volume which brings together new perspectives on the objections to, and appropriation of Native American Spirituality>
Category: Religion