Written in an easy-to-read, narrative format, this volume provides the most comprehensive coverage of North American Indians from earliest evidence through 1990. It shows Indians as "a people with history" and not as primitives, covering current ideological issues and political situations including treaty rights, sovereignty, and repatriation. A must-read for anyone interested in North American Indian history.
This is a comprehensive and thought-provoking approach to the history of the native peoples of North America (including Mexico and Canada) and their civilizations.For Native American courses taught in anthropology, history and Native American Studies.
1. The Americas’ Earliest Humans.
2. The Rise of the Mexican Nations.
3. The Greater Southwest.
4. The Southeast.
5. The Northeast.
6. The Prairie-Plains.
7. The Intermontane West and California.
8. The Northwest Coast.
9. The Arctic and Subarctic.
10. First Nations of North America Enter the Twenty-First Century.
Appendix: Anthropology and American Indians.