Native Peoples of North America

Native Peoples of North America

By Susan Ann Stebbins
Book Description

Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter. The text includes suggested readings, videos and classroom activities. 

Table of Contents
  • About this Textbook
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: In 1491...
  • Chapter 2: All our Relations
  • Chapter 3: Resources and their Distribution
  • Chapter 4: Status, Rank and Power
  • Chapter 5: Religion and Spiritual Beliefs
  • Chapter 6: Is there a Word for Art?
  • Conclusions
  • References
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