Encyclopedia Of The Haudenosaunee Iroquois Confederacy

Author : Bruce Elliott Johansen
ISBN : 0313308802
Genre : History
File Size : 55.70 MB
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A comprehensive reference work on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), containing over 200 entries covering history, present-day issues such as gambling, pollution, and taxation, and contributions which this important confederacy made to shape general North American culture.
Category: History

A Native American Encyclopedia

Author : Barry Pritzker
ISBN : 9780195138979
Genre : History
File Size : 32.63 MB
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Describes the origin, history, culture, and location of North American Indian tribes and includes information on their current government, economy, status, and significant contributions. Dispelling myths, answering questions, and stimulating thoughtful avenues for further inquiry, this highly absorbing reference provides a wealth of specific information about over 200 North American Indian groups in Canada and the United States. Readers will easily access important historical and contemporary facts about everything from notable leaders and relations with non-natives to customs, dress, dwellings, weapons, government, and religion. This book is at once exhaustive and captivating, covering myriad aspects of a people spread across a continent divided into ten geographic areas. For easy reference, this work illustrates each Native American group in careful detail. Listed alphabetically, starting with the tribal name, translation, origin, and definition, each entry includes significant facts about the group's location and population, as well as impressive accounts of the group's history and culture. Bringing entries up to date, Barry Pritzker also presents current information on each group's government, economy, legal status, and land holdings. Whether interpreting the term "tribe" (many traditional native American groups were not tribes at all but more like extended families), or describing how a Shoshone woman served as a guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Pritzker always presents the material in a clear and lively manner. In light of past and ongoing injustices and the momentum of Indian and Inuit self-determination movements, an understanding of Native American cultures as well as their contributions to contemporary society becomes increasingly important. A magnificent resource, this book liberally provides the essential information necessary to better grasp the history and cultures of North American Indians.
Category: History

Native Americans And Wage Labor

Author : Alice Littlefield
ISBN : 080612816X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 62.89 MB
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Native Americans and Wage Labor: Ethnohistorical Perspectives presents historical evidence that wage labor was prevalent among Native Americans. In this timely collection of essays, leading ethnographers and ethnohistorians, as well as innovative younger scholars, present field and primary historical evidence that wage labor was a significant American Indian economic adaptation as early as the seventeenth century in some areas and was common in many U.S. indigenous communities by the late nineteenth century. These well-written, well-documented case studies form a concrete picture of Indian dependence on wage labor from Maine to California and of Native Americans’ place in the capitalist system.
Category: Business & Economics

Shapers Of The Great Debate On Native Americans Land Spirit And Power

Author : Bruce Elliott Johansen
ISBN : UOM:39015055827003
Genre : History
File Size : 63.88 MB
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Examines the westward movement of the American frontier from the contrasting viewpoints of settlers and Native Americans, over the years from the 1600s onward, and discusses current issues in the words of twentieth-century commentators and activists.
Category: History

The British Museum Encyclopedia Of Native North America

Author : Rayna Green
ISBN : 0253213398
Genre : Reference
File Size : 64.61 MB
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"This encyclopedia explores American Indian history from a Native perspective, through alphabetical entries on events, issues, contemporary and historical art, mythology, gender roles, economics, contact between Indians and Europeans, political sovereignty and self-determination, land and environment."--Book jacket.
Category: Reference

Tiller S Guide To Indian Country

Author : Veronica E. Velarde Tiller
ISBN : 1885931018
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24.66 MB
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Details the economic activities of Indian reservations
Category: Business & Economics

The Civil War Era And Reconstruction

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781317457916
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 35.26 MB
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The encyclopedia takes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the history of the period. It includes general and specific entries on politics and business, labor, industry, agriculture, education and youth, law and legislative affairs, literature, music, the performing and visual arts, health and medicine, science and technology, exploration, life on the Western frontier, family life, slave life, Native American life, women, and more than a hundred influential individuals.
Category: Business & Economics