eBook Ethnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610691644
  • ISBN-13: 9781610691642
  • DDC: 305.80097
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 412 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Combining up-to-date information with extensive historical and cultural background, the encyclopedia covers approximately 150 groups arranged alphabetically. Each engaging entry offers a short introduction detailing names, population estimates, language, and religion. This is followed by a history of the group through the turn of the 19th century, with background on societal organization and culture and expanded information on language and religious beliefs. The last section of each entry discusses the group in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including information on its present situation.

Readers will also learn about demographic trends and major population centers, parallels with other groups, typical ways of life, and relations with neighbors. Major events and notable challenges are documented, as are key figures who played a significant political or cultural role in the group's history. Each entry also provides a list for further reading and research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction: Ethnicity in the Americas.
1: Acadians.
2: African Americans.
3: Afro-Brazilians.
4: Afro-Cubans.
5: Afro–South Americans.
6: Aguarunas.
7: Aleuts.
8: Americans of European Descent.
9: Amish.
10: Anguillans.
11: Antiguans and Barbudans.
12: Apaches.
13: Arab Americans.
14: Argentines.
15: Arhuacos.
16: Arubans.
17: Asháninkas.
18: Asian Americans.
19: Aymaras.
20: Bahamians.
21: Barbadians.
22: Belizeans.
23: Bermudians.
24: Blackfoot.
25: Bolivians.
26: Bonaireans.
27: Brazilians.
28: Bribris.
29: Cajuns.
30: Cambas.
31: Canadians.
32: Caymanians.
33: Chatinos.
34: Cherokees.
35: Cheyennes.
36: Chickasaws.
37: Chileans.
38: Chinantecs.
39: Chipewyans.
40: Chiquitanos.
41: Choctaws.
42: Colombians.
43: Comanches.
44: Costa Ricans.
45: Creeks.
46: Crees.
47: Crows.
48: Cubans.
49: Curaçaoans.
50: Dominicans.
51: Dominicas.
52: Ecuadorians.
53: Falkland Islanders.
54: Garifunas.
55: Gitxsans.
56: Grenadians.
57: Guadeloupeans.
58: Guahibos.
59: Guajajaras.
60: Guaranis.
61: Guatemalans.
62: Guaymis.
63: Guianans.
64: Guyanese.
65: Gwich’ins.
66: Haidas, Tlingits, and Tsimshians.
67: Haitians.
68: Hawaiians.
69: Hispanic Americans.
70: Ho-Chunks.
71: Hondurans.
72: Hopis.
73: Huastecs.
74: Huaves.
75: Huichols.
76: Ingas.
77: Innus.
78: Inuits.
79: Iroquois.
80: Jamaicans.
81: Jewish Americans.
82: Jivaros.
83: Kaingangs.
84: Kalaallits.
85: Kiowas.
86: Kitteans.
87: Kollas.
88: Kunas.
89: Lencas.
90: Lumbees.
91: Machiguengas.
92: Macushis.
93: Mapuches.
94: Martinicans.
95: Martinois.
96: Mayans.
97: Mayos.
98: Mazahuas.
99: Métis.
100: Mi’kmaqs.
101: Miskitos.
102: Mixes.
103: Mixtecs.
104: Montserratians.
105: Mormons.
106: Nahuas.
107: Navajos.
108: Ndyukas.
109: Nevisians.
110: Nicaraguans.
111: Odawas.
112: Ojibwes.
113: Otomis.
114: Pacific Islander Americans.
115: Paez.
116: Panamanians.
117: Paraguayans.
118: Peruvians.
119: Piaroas.
120: Pierrois.
121: Pipils.
122: Potawatomis.
123: Potiguáras.
124: Puerto Ricans.
125: Purépechas.
126: Québécois.
127: Quechuas.
128: Romanis.
129: Saint Lucians.
130: Saint Maartens.
131: Salvadorans.
132: Saramaccas.
133: Seminoles.
134: Shipibo-Conibos.
135: Sioux.
136: Surinamese.
137: Tarahumaras.
138: Ticunas.
139: Tlapanecs.
140: Tobas.
141: Tohono O’odhams.
142: Trinidadians and Tobagonians.
143: Triques.
144: Turks and Caicos Islanders.
145: Uruguayans.
146: Venezuelans.
147: Vincentians.
148: Virgin Islanders.
149: Waraos.
150: Wayuus.
151: Yanomamis.
152: Yaquis.
153: Yupiks.
154: Zapotecs.
155: Zoques.
156: Zunis.
Geographical Index.
Index.
About the Author.