American Indian Culture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 158765315X
  • ISBN-13: 9781587653155
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1064 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Overview

Every essay in this set addresses a cultural phenomenon characteristic of the indigenous peoples of North America. The entries cover the range of culture from lifeways, religious rituals, and material culture to art forms and modern social phenomena. Twenty separate essays cover both "Architecture" and "Arts and Crafts" in the ten North American culture areas: the Arctic, California, the Great Basin, the Northeast, the Northwest Coast, the Plains, the Plateau, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Subarctic. In other entries, students will find everything from brief discussions of the importance of acorns or wild rice to a survey of agriculture; from a history of the atlatl to an essay on weapons in general; from entries on major dance forms (such as the Ghost Dance, the Sun Dance, or the Buffalo Dance) to overviews of religions. Although the emphasis is on the traditional cultural heritage of North American indigenous peoples, modern social trends are surveyed and analyzed as well: such essays cover alcoholism, the impact of disease (both pre-contact and post-contact), education, family life, current demography, gaming, tourism, and urban Indians.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Alphabetical List of Contents.
1: Acorns.
2: Adobe.
3: Adoption.
4: Agriculture.
5: Alcoholism.
6: American Indian Studies.
7: Anasazi Civilization.
8: Appliqué and Ribbonwork.
9: Architecture: Arctic.
10: Architecture: California.
11: Architecture: Great Basin.
12: Architecture: Northeast.
13: Architecture: Northwest Coast.
14: Architecture: Plains.
15: Architecture: Plateau.
16: Architecture: Southeast.
17: Architecture: Southwest.
18: Architecture: Subarctic.
19: Art and Artists: Contemporary.
20: Arts and Crafts: Arctic.
21: Arts and Crafts: California.
22: Arts and Crafts: Great Basin.
23: Arts and Crafts: Northeast.
24: Arts and Crafts: Northwest Coast.
25: Arts and Crafts: Plains.
26: Arts and Crafts: Plateau.
27: Arts and Crafts: Southeast.
28: Arts and Crafts: Southwest.
29: Arts and Crafts: Subarctic.
30: Astronomy.
31: Atlatl.
32: Aztec Empire.
33: Ball Game and Courts.
34: Banner Stones.
35: Baskets and Basketry.
36: Beads and Beadwork.
37: Beans.
38: Berdache.
39: Birchbark.
40: Black Drink.
41: Black Hills.
42: Bladder Festival.
43: Blankets.
44: Boarding and Residential Schools.
45: Boats and Watercraft.
46: Booger Dance.
47: Bows, Arrows, and Quivers.
48: Bragskins.
49: Buffalo.
50: Buffalo Dance.
51: Bundles, Sacred.
52: Cacique.
53: Calumets and Pipe Bags.
54: Captivity and Captivity Narratives.
55: Chantways.
56: Chickee.
57: Children.
58: Chilkat Blankets.
59: Clans.
60: Cliff Dwellings.
61: Clowns.
62: Codices.
63: Corn.
64: Corn Woman.
65: Cotton.
66: Coup Sticks and Counting.
67: Culture Areas.
68: Dances and Dancing.
69: Death and Mortuary Customs.
70: Deer Dance.
71: Demography.
72: Disease and Intergroup Contact.
73: Dogs.
74: Dream Catchers.
75: Dress and Adornment.
76: Drums.
77: Earthlodge.
78: Education: Post–Contact.
79: Education: Pre–contact.
80: Effigy Mounds.
81: Elderly.
82: Employment and Unemployment.
83: Ethnophilosophy and Worldview.
84: False Face Ceremony.
85: Feast of the Dead.
86: Feasts.
87: Feathers and Featherwork.
88: Fire and Firemaking.
89: Fish and Fishing.
90: Flutes.
91: Food Preparation and Cooking.
92: Gambling.
93: Games and Contests.
94: Gender Relations and Roles.
95: Ghost Dance.
96: Gifts and Gift Giving.
97: Gold and Goldworking.
98: Gourd Dance.
99: Grass Dance.
100: Grass House.
101: Green Corn Dance.
102: Grooming.
103: Guardian Spirits.
104: Guns.
105: Hako.
106: Hamatsa.
107: Hand Games.
108: Hand Tremblers.
109: Headdresses.