Native American Tribes: Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, Subarctic, and Northwest Coast, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307133
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307135
  • DDC: 979.004
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 152 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The indigenous peoples of North America and Greenland have long inhabited and thrived in a variety of terrains and climates. The three different culture areas of the Arctic, American Subarctic, and American Northwest perhaps best exemplify this—from the sometimes stark environment of the tundra to the moderate conditions of the coastal regions in northern California, the indigenous communities in each found ways to subsist on the resources available to them even when facing social, political, or geographic adversity. This compelling volume examines the histories, lifestyles, and the spiritual and cultural traditions of the diverse groups that make up these culture areas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: American and Greenlandic Arctic Peoples.
2: History of Settlement.
3: Paleo-Arctic and Paleo-Indian Traditions.
4: Ocean Bay Tradition.
5: Small Tool Tradition.
6: Dorset Culture.
7: Thule Culture.
8: Ultima Thule.
9: Colonization and Contemporary Developments.
10: The Coasts of Greenland.
11: Alaska's Southern and Southwestern Territories.
12: Northern Alaska and Canada.
13: Contemporary Developments.
14: Selected American Arctic Peoples in Focus.
15: Linguistic Makeup.
16: Kayak and Umiak.
17: Classification of Ethnic Groups.
18: Arctic Clothing.
19: Arctic Traditional Cultures.
20: The Seasonal Migrations of the Northern Yupiit and the Inuit.
21: Igloos.
22: Sled Dogs.
23: Sedentary Peoples: The Southern Yupiit and the Aleuts.
24: Walrus.
25: Peoples of the American Subarctic.
26: Ideology.
27: Territorial Arrangement.
28: Settlement and Shelter.
29: Material Culture.
30: Spear-Thrower.
31: Ownership and Social Organization.
32: Relationships Among Family and Kin.
33: Enculturation of the Young.
34: Spiritual Convictions.
35: Shaman.
36: Cultural Stability and Adjustment.
37: Selected American Subarctic Peoples in Focus.
38: Eastern Subarctic Zone: Algonquian-Language Speakers.
39: Cree.
40: Innu.
41: Ojibwa.
42: Midewiwin.
43: Western Subarctic Zone: Athabaskan-Language Speakers.
44: Beaver.
45: Carrier.
46: Chipewyan.
47: Deg Xinag.
48: Dogrib.
49: Gwich'in.
50: Kaska.
51: Sekani.
52: Slave.
53: Tahltan.
54: Tanaina.
55: Northwest Coast Indians.
56: Organization of Language and Territory.
57: Class Structure and Community Organization.
58: Subsistence, Transport, and Shelter.
59: Materials and the Visual Arts.
60: Family Matters.
61: Raven Cycle Legends.
62: Religious Beliefs and Performance.
63: Cultural Cohesion and Adjustment.
64: Early Trade.
65: The Settlement Movement.
66: Effects of Settlement: Disease and Misunderstanding.
67: The Collapse of the Fur Trade and Rise of the Salmon Industry.
68: Organizing and Land Claims.
69: Selected Northwest Coast Peoples in Focus.
70: Bella Coola.
71: Chinook.
72: Coast Salish.
73: Haida.
74: Nuances of the Totem Pole.
75: Hupa.
76: Kwakiutl.
77: Nuu-chah-Nulth.
78: Tlingit.
79: Tsimshian.
80: Wiyot.
81: Yurok.