Family Life in Native America, 1st Edition

  • James M. Volo
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  • ISBN-10: 0313081158
  • ISBN-13: 9780313081156
  • DDC: 306.85089
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 399 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This volume provides insight into the family life of Native Americans of the northeast quadrant of the North American continent and those living in the adjacent coastal and piedmont regions. These Native Americans were among the most familiar to Euro-colonials for more than two centuries. From the tribes of the northeast woodlands came great hunters, fishermen, farmers and fighters, as well as the most powerful and sophisticated Indian nation north of Mexico [the Iroquois Confederacy].

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Family Life through History.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: First Contacts with Native America.
1: An Overview of the Native American World.
2: An Environmental Geography of the Northeast Woodlands.
3: The Structure of Woodland Society.
4: The Indian Family as Villagers.
5: Native American Kinship Systems.
6: Child Rearing from Birth to Marriage.
7: A World Wrought from Nature.
8: The Bountiful Earth Mother.
9: The Indian Family and the Spiritual World.
10: Native American Ceremonies and Rituals.
11: The Tomahawk and the Cross.
12: The Indian Family in Conflict.
13: Wilderness Warfare.
14: The Fur Trade.
15: Intertribal Trade and Conflict.
16: The Indian Family as Diplomats.
17: Dispossessing the First Nations.
18: The Indian Alliances.
19: Fighting Back: The Dark and Bloody Ground.
Epilogue: The Small Wars and Manifest Destiny.
North American Indian Lifestyles.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Authors.