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.
Table of Contents
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.
Dr. Alice Beck Kehoe attended Barnard College and Harvard University, from which she received her PhD in Anthropology. Dr. Kehoe taught at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before teaching at Marquette University, from which she retired in 2000 as Professor Emeritus.
Kehoe has studied many aspects of Native America and is a strong believer in the theoretical link between the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex (SECC) (of the Native southeastern U.S.) and Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America).