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By R. Kent Rasmussen

ISBN-10: 0893560634

ISBN-13: 9780893560638

A number of American Indian tribes are surveyed from precedent days to the 20th century during this reference assortment. The assurance beings with review essays at the ten significant cultural/geographical parts: Arctic, California, nice Basin, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plains, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, and Subarctic. those are via greater than three hundred alphabetically prepared entries on person tribes. The set concludes with ten appendices: academic associations and courses; gala's and Pow-wows; Museums, documents, and Libraries; companies, organisations, and Societies; Populations of U.S. Reservations; Reservations: US; Reserves and Bands: Canada; Time Line; Mediagraphy; and Bibliography. the ultimate merchandise during this awesome paintings is a complete topic index.

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It should be noted that the term “Eskimo” has engendered some controversy (with many Canadian Arctic natives, for example, preferring “Inuit”), but it is used here because it incorporates a large number of groups that cannot easily be united under any other term and because it has a long scientific tradition of usage. Environment. The Arctic culture area includes a wide range of environments both above and below the Arctic Circle and the tree line. In the 11 Arctic American Indian Tribes Arctic Culture Area Saint Lawrence Island Eskimo Siberian Eskimo West Alaskan Eskimo Aleut North Alaskan Eskimo Polar Eskimo East Greenland Eskimo Yupik South Alaskan Eskimo Mackenzie Eskimo Netsilik Copper Eskimo Caribou Eskimo West Greenland Eskimo Iglulik Baffin Island Eskimo Sallirinuit Quebec Inuit Labrador Coast Eskimo northern regions of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, treeless Arctic tundra and a severe climate dominate.

In late summer, a variety of seeds, berries, and medicines were 27 Great Basin American Indian Tribes collected, often while deer hunting. Seeds from mustard, salt brush, rabbitbrush, sand grass, and other plants were stored for winter. After a killing frost, women gathered tules. The men hunted deer, antelope, elk, mountain sheep, rabbits, hares, gophers, lizards, snakes, mice, sage hens, and rats. Even insects, such as crickets, locusts, ants, and grasshoppers, were collected. In some areas, larvae would accumulate in large mounds on beaches, and these were dried and stored in baskets or grass-lined pits for winter consumption.

Plantations for food tended to be scattered in the heavily wooded Northeast, with hunting and trapping at least as important in most tribal economies. Another product of the forest, the paperlike bark of the birch tree, served multiple purposes, ranging from tipi-building material to the famous birchbark canoes used to fish or to travel through the extensive river and stream systems of the region. In general, social organization among the tribes of the Northeast bore two major characteristics. Groups that were known as hunters (such as the Micmacs of New Brunswick and Maine) lived as nuclear families, paramount status being reserved for the hunter-head of closely related kin.

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