North America, Volume 1, Part 1

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Bruce G. Trigger, Wilcomb E. Washburn
Cambridge University Press, 1996 - Eskimos - 1072 pages
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This book provides the first comprehensive history of the Native Peoples of North America from their arrival in the western hemisphere to the present. It describes how Native Peoples have dealt with the environmental diversity of North America and have responded to the different European colonial regimes and national governments that have established themselves in recent centuries. It also examines the development of a pan-Indian identity since the nineteenth century and provides a unique comparison not found in other histories of how Native Peoples have fared in Canada and the United States.
  

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Contents

The Great Plains from the arrival of the horse to 1885 I
1
The first Americans and the differentiation of hunter
3
The greater Southwest and California from the beginning
57
The Northwest from the beginning of trade with
117
The reservation period 18801960
183
Indigenous farmers
201
The Northern Interior 1600 to modern times
259
Agricultural chiefdoms of the Eastern Woodlands
267
Chapter Two How Bernstein Conquered Movement 59
59
Nikolai Aleksandrovitsch Bernstein
85
Chapter Four Involuntary Muscle Contractions Detected
101
Comments on Papers by Fenn and Elftman 123
123
Chapter Six Contributions of Ragnar Granit to
181
Founder of the ActionPerception
221
Chapter Eight A V Hill and First Estimates of Maximum
243
Revisiting the work
273

North America in the sixteenth
325
The Arctic from Norse contact to modern times
329
The Native American Renaissance 1960 to 1995
401
Index to Part 2
475
Native people and European settlers in eastern North
502
Contents
vii
The expansion of European colonization to the Mississippi
8
Revisiting the work
317
Pioneering Electrophysiological
375
Movement Variability
409
Index 437
437
Contributors 449
449
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Wilcomb E. Washburn was a respected historian and coeditor of numerous non-fiction books.

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