The Handbook of North American Indians is a 20-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, intended to serve as a standard reference work for anthropologists, historians, students, and the general reader. Each volume contains heavily illustrated chapters by the main authorities on each topic and concludes with an extensive bibliography and index. Volume 6 covers Indians of the prairie and high plains of U.S. and Canada.
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Institution Schola, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110874741939
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Continuing the Smithsonian's comprehensive assessment of the prehistory, history, languages, and cultures of the aboriginal peoples of North America, this authoritative reference examines the Plains tribes, presenting sixty-six fully illustrated chapters in two parts.Part 1 begins with historical summaries of research in archaeology, ethnology, and ethnohistory, considering environment and subsistence and examining Plains languages. The next section is devoted to prehistory -- from about 8000 B.C. to the nineteenth century -- and is followed by extensive material reviewing the more recent history of the Plains area, including relations between Indians and European Americans into the twentieth century. At the heart of this essential reference are thirty-five detailed ethnographic chapters that document tribes of both the Prairie Plains, such as the Pawnee, Iowa, and Kansa, and the High Plains, including the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Comanche. Each ethnographic chapter focuses on pre-reservation history but also reviews the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. Part 2 continues the ethnographic chapters and closes with a section considering significant pan-tribal topics, such as music, art, religion, and kinship.Over 575 photographs, illustrations, and maps, plus an extensive bibliography, supplement the text and complete this comprehensive reference to the Indians of the Plains. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0874741939