This Land was Theirs: A Study of Native Americans
Examines both the traditional and contemporary lifeways of 12 North American Indian tribes, chosen to represent differences in socio-economic life in bands, tribes, and chiefdoms. Introductory chapters address common questions about Native Americans. Material incorporates ecological, ethnohistorical
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Who Is a Native American?
What Do We Know of Native American Languages?
Subsequent Destruction and Displacement of Peoples
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