An Introduction to Native North America

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Pearson Education, 2003 - Social Science - 422 pages
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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 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. Much of the book is also written from the perspective of the ethnographic present, and the various cultures are described as they were at the specific times noted in the text.

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

Broad, well-defined overview of different Native American cultures. Detail is lacking in some areas I would have liked to see more of and too thick in others, but overall it's a good book and accomplishes the task. Read full review


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

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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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