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Introduction to Native North America, An

ISBN: 9780205510870 | 0205510876
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pub. Date: 1/1/2008

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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.