The Indian Heritage of America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991 - History - 416 pages
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From the prehistoric peoples who inhabited the Americas at the end of the last Ice Age to the American Indian of the 20th century, this book encompasses the whole historical and cultural range of Indian life in Corth, Central, and South America. 32 pages of black-and-white photographs.
  

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User Review  - Tomek - Goodreads

3.5 stars: A comprehensive overview of Native American history in the Americas. Any work attempting to provide such a thorough audit of a concept is sure to gloss over some information, and this one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

Absolutely packed with information, but unfortunately I found the style of the book ultimately boring and repetetive, and it became a chore to read. It is probably one of the best books on the subject, but just not for me as a casual reader. It was just too dense. Read full review

Contents

Stereotypes and the Real Indian
3
The Diversities of Indians
10
Indianness
23
The White Mans Debt to Indians
31
Early Man in the Americas
37
Agriculture and the Rise of Population
49
The Native Peoples of the Far North
57
The Indians of the Subarctic
65
The Indians of Northern Mexico
182
Indian Civilizations of Middle America
189
Indians of Central America and the Caribbean
219
Indian Civilizations of Ecuador and the Central Andes
235
The Indians of the Southern Andes
251
The South American Tropical Forest Tribes
257
The Marginal Nomadic Indians of South America
270
The Impact of the White Man on Indians
278

The Tribes of the Northwest Pacific Coast
73
The Tribes of the Northeast Woodlands
81
The Tribes of the Southeastern United States
99
The Plains Indians
110
The Peoples of the Great Basin
124
The Indians of the Plateau
131
The Native Peoples of California
138
The Indians of the Southwest
147
Latin America
286
The United States and Canada
295
The TwentiethCentury Struggle for Survival
345
Indians Today
377
Bibliography
383
INDEX
403
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