American Indians of California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest

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Britannica Educational Publishing, Nov 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 152 pages
The geographically distinct American territories of California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest have long sustained a variety of indigenous peoples, including the Miwok, Comanche, and Navajo, respectively. An examination of each of these culture areas yields rich histories filled with steadfast traditions and religious practices, subsistence patterns dictated by geographic location, and social interactions within and between tribes. This absorbing volume surveys the history of the various groups that form these culture areas as well as the spiritual, cultural, and social practices that distinguish each tribe.
 

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Contents

First Contact and after
55
Chapter 4 Great Basin Peoples in Focus
60
Quanah Parker
63
Mono
65
Northern Paiute
66
Sarah Winnemucca
67
Shoshone
68
Sacagawea
70

Marriage and Family
12
Oral Tradition and the Arts
13
Missions Colonization and Change
14
Junípero Serra
15
Chapter 2 California Peoples in Focus
19
Katherine Siva Saubel
20
Chumash
21
Costanoans
22
Diegueños
23
Mission Indians
24
Gabrielino
25
Hupa
26
Luiseño
28
Maidu
29
Miwok
30
Mono
31
Pomo
32
Serrano
33
Shasta
34
Wintun
35
Yana
36
Yuki
37
Yurok
39
Chapter 3 Great Basin Indians
42
Cultural Characteristics
43
Language
44
Transportation Shelter Tools and Subsistence
45
Social Conditions
50
Kinship Marriage and Family
51
Religious Beliefs and Practices
52
Vision Quest
54
Southern Paiute
72
Washoe
73
Chapter 5 Southwest Indians
74
Cultural Characteristics
75
Language
76
Food Production and Social Structure
78
Pueblo Architecture
79
Family and Education
80
Kachinas
82
Religious Beliefs and Practices
83
Blessingway
85
Colonization and Change
86
Methods of Cultural Preservation
88
Developments in the 20th and 21st Centuries
90
Chapter 6 Southwest Peoples in Focus
93
Yumans Hokan Speakers
95
Pima and Tohono Oodham UtoAztecan Speakers
97
Pueblo Indians
100
Hopi UtoAztecan
106
Zuni Penutian
108
Apacheans Athabaskan Speakers
109
Apache
112
Cochise
115
Navajo
116
Conclusion
119
Glossary
120
Bibliography
122
Index
127
Back Cover
131
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