An introduction to Native North America

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Pearson Education, 2004 - History - 422 pages
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Mark Q. Sutton, "California State University, Bakersfield"

The Second Edition of "An Introduction to Native North America" provides 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 excellent 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.

Highlights of the Second Edition

  • Presents "Sidelights" throughout the text that provide short explanations of interesting aspects of native culture.
  • Highlights important individuals in the" VIP Profile" mini-biographies.
  • Includes examples of Native American views on several important current issues.
  • Additional photographs and a map of language families add even more visual appeal.
  • New sections at the end of each regional chapter (Chs. 3 -12) guide students to explore more contemporary issues and peoples.

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I used this for an anthro class and it was okay. I got through the class but I thought this went into so much detail and I just wasn't liking it that much. It got the job done but I wouldn't go through it again for a piece of information. Read full review


Native North Americans
Contemporary Adoptions of Native American
The Origin of Native Peoples in the

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About the author (2004)

Mark Q. Sutton is an emeritus professor of anthropology at California State University, Bakersfield, where he taught for twenty years. He is currently the director of the San Diego office of Statistical Research, Inc.

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