This Land was Theirs: A Study of Native Americans

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McGraw-Hill/Mayfield, 2002 - Indians of North America - 510 pages
The Seventh Edition of This Land was Theirs examines both the traditional and contemporary lifeways of 12 North American Indian tribes. Ranging from the Netslilik hunters of the Arctic Circle to the Natchez farmers of Mississippi, the groups represent major culture areas and levels of socioeconomic complexity. New to this edition: Two new chapters have been added: the Netsilik, a "classic" Eskimo group, and teh Kootenai, a Plateau group. Each chapter has been significantly revised and updated based on the author's recent visits to each extant group discussed. Maps have been extensively revised to more clearly conform to the new Handbook of North American Indians. In Chapter 15, a new section has been added, " Indians in the News," that addresses current issues such as repatriation, gaming, Kennewick Man, and Makah Indian whaling. A new appendix directs interested readers to different media - Web sites, Indian newspapers, and popular references - where they can learn more about Native Americans. -- from back cover.

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Contents

Who Is a Native American?
4
What Do We Know of Native American Languages?
18
Early Contact
31
Copyright

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