6th Edition

An Introduction to Native North America

By Mark Q. Sutton Copyright 2021
    458 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    458 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the Native peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada.

    In this updated and revised new edition, Mark Q. Sutton has expanded and improved the existing text, adding to the case studies, updating the text with the latest research, increasing the number of images, providing more coverage of the Arctic regions, and including new perspectives, particularly those of Native peoples. The book addresses the history of research, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on Native societies. A final chapter introduces contemporary Native Americans, discussing issues that affect them, including religion, health, and politics. The book retains a wealth of pedological features to aid and reinforce learning.

    Featuring case studies of many Native American groups, as well as some eighty-four maps and images, An Introduction to Native North America is an indispensable tool to those studying the history of North America and its Native peoples.



    1. Introduction

    2. European Invasion

    3. Native Peoples of the Arctic

    4. Native Peoples of the Subarctic

    5. Native Peoples of the Plateau

    6. Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast

    7. Native Peoples of the Great Basin

    8. Native Peoples of California

    9. Native Peoples of the Southwest

    10. Native Peoples of the Great Plains

    11. Native Peoples of the Northeast

    12. Native Peoples of the Southeast

    13. Contemporary Issues

    Internet Resources for Materials on Native Americans


    References and Suggested Readings



    Mark Q. Sutton is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Bakersfield, USA.