This book focuses on the effects of interaction between Indian and non-Indian peoples and on the complex relationships between Indians and their environments. It presents information for an accurate assessment of whether North American Indians can survive as a distinct culture. .
Introduction 1. Indians in North America Part One: North American Indians in Historical Perspective 2. Historical Geography and American Indian Development 3. Two Worlds Collide: The European Advance into North America Part Two: Spatial Awareness and Organization of the Land 4. Sharing the Land: A Study in American Indian Territoriality 5. Indian Delimitations of Primary Biogeographic Regions Part Three: Land Ownership and Economic Development 6. Indian Land in Southern Alberta 7. The Loss of Indian Lands in Wisconsin, Montana and Arizona 8. The Loss of Lands Inside Indian Reservations 9. The Choctaw: Self Determination and Socioeconomic Development Part Four: Migration, Cultural Change and Fusion 10. The Iroquois Return to their Homeland: Military Retreat or Cultural Adjustment 11. Women in Indian Removal 12. Cultural Change and the Houma Indians: A Historical and Ecological Examination 13. Cultural Fusion in Native-American Architecture: The Navajo Hogan Part Five: Population Studies 14. The Urban American Indian 15. Early Twentieth Century Hopi Population 16. The Lumbees: Population Growth of a Non-Reservation Indian Tribe Conclusions 17. American Indian Problems and Prospects