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  American Indians, Native Americans, History of a Proud People. History and Culture of Native Americans
Indian Nations are sovereign governments, recognized in the and hundreds of treaties with the U.S. President.
As exploration was extended north and south it was found that the same race was spread over the whole continent, from the Arctic shores to Cape Horn, everywhere alike in the main physical characteristics, with the exception of the Eskimo in the extreme North, whose features suggest the Mongolian...
The famous indian chief and leader, Chief Joseph, was of the Nez Perce.
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  North American Indians - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
INDIANS The name of " American Indians " for the aborigines of America had its origin in the use by Columbus, in a letter (February 1493) written "Ameri- soon after the discovery of the New World, of the term Indios (i.e.
He believed, as did the people of his age in general, that the islands which he had discovered by sailing westward across the Atlantic were actually a part of India, a mistaken idea which later served to suggest many absurd theories of the origin of the aborigines, their customs, languages, culture, andc.
The multiplicity of languages among the American Indians was one of the first things that struck the earliest investigators of a scientific turn of mind, no less than the missionaries who preceded them.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /North_American_Indians   (3866 words)

 U.S. Government Bookstore: Featured - Handbook of North American Indians
58 chapters on Indians of the coasts of southeastern Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.
Handbook of North American Indians, V. 13, Plains, Pt.
Description: The Southeast Indians were sophisticated farmers, hunters, gatherers, and fishers occupying a diverse region extending from the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southern Appalachians, the Carolina Piedmont, the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains, Florida, and west of the mountains to the rich valley of the southern Mississippi River.
bookstore.gpo.gov /collections/handbook-na-indians.jsp   (581 words)

North American Indians is a general introductory survey course to Native American cultures.
The course will focus on two main goals: (1) to understand the importance of Native American cultures to the larger North American community; and (2) to explore and distinguish the different impacts that have caused the dramatic cultural changes that have occurred over the last several centuries.
The course will focus on topics that are affecting Native American cultures today, such as repatriation, environmental pollution, land rights, gaming, etc. The course will cover the traditional life-ways of different societies and how they have changed in the last two centuries.
www.stpt.usf.edu /arthurj/north_american_indians.htm   (1300 words)

 North American Indians Inventory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The American Indian as slaveholder and secessionist; an omitted chapter in the diplomatic history of the Southern Confederacy, by Annie Heloise Abel, PH.
Indian wars of the West; containing biographical sketches of those pioneers who headed the western settlers in repelling the attacks of the savages, together with a view of the character, manners, monuments, and antiquities of the western Indians.
Indian chiefs of southern Minnesota : containing sketches of the pominent chieftains of the Dakota and Winnebago tribes from 1825-1865 / by Thomas Hughes ; illus.
www.minneapolis-athenaeum.org /collections/inventory/indians.php   (9788 words)

 American Indians of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean - Native American Tribes
NIEA was founded in 1969 to give American Indians and Alaska Natives a national voice in their struggle to improve access to educational opportunity.
American Indians have an enduring heritage of connections with the natural universe.
American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/native_americans.htm   (1871 words)

 Hunting North American Indians in Barbados
At the same time, North American colonial history was replete with references to Indians captured and sold into the slave trade, references often riddled with stereotypes born, as we shall see below, from the first moments of African Indian slavery.
Indian men slaves made "perino", a drink "for their own drinking...made of Cassavy root, which I told you is a strong poyson; and this they cause their old wives, who have a small remainder of teeth, to chaw and spit out into water...."
The trade in Indian slaves was profitable both to whites and to Indians, and in many cases, the capture and sale would never have reached the extent it did without the active participation of indigenous people themselves.
www.centrelink.org /Hilden.html   (3319 words)

 North American Indians: Films and Videos - UA Library
SUMMARY: The lives of the children of a Dakota Indian family are shown to be a mixture of modern western and traditional culture as this film documents the events culminating in their name-giving ceremony, where they receive their Dakota name and enter adulthood.
The primary result was a generation of Native Americans uncompatable in both the Indians and white cultures.
SUMMARY: Describes the everyday life and culture of the American Indian, as evidenced in the life of a nine year old Makah Indian boy, who has always lived on the reservation and faces the challenge of growing up in a non-Indian world.
www.library.arizona.edu /help/how/find/films/indian/i.html   (1664 words)

treasury, as a student of American Indian languages in the larger sense.
Brinton's The American Race: A Linguistic Classification and Ethnographic Description of the Native Tribes of North and South America (New York, p.
adoption of language as the means of distinction and classification of the American aborigines north of Mexico for scientific purposes became fixed.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /I27_INV/INDIANS_NORTH_AMERICAN.html   (2868 words)

 North American Indians - Northeast Woodlands Culture Area
The Indian peoples of the Northeastern woodlands were the storybook Indians - "skulking" through the "dark forest primeval," plying the many lakes in birch-bark canoes, saving the Pilgrims at Plymouth, trading furs for guns with the Europeans, and bequeathing to the English language such words as tomahwak, papoose, squaw, powwow, sachem, and wigwam.
Indians didn't skulk and the forests were hardly primeval.
Indians moved about their world as all people did and the forests they inhabited were far from primeval, in that they had been home to Indians for more than 12,000 years.
www.cabrillo.edu /~crsmith/noamer_newoodlands.html   (2545 words)

 Handbook of North American Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Although most topics were commissioned in the early 1970s, the editors assert that revisions and alterations ensure that ''the contents of this volume generally reflect the state of knowledge in the mid-1980s rather than in the early 1970s' (xii).
Native-newcomer relations, of course, were an outgrowth of economic interaction, whether for commerce or land, and the nature of the economic contacts frequently determined the nature of the relationship that developed.
One does not have to be a Marxist or a disciple of Harold Innis to recognize that North America attracted European attention, not in a fit of absence of mind or of religions benevolence, but for economic reasons.
www.utpjournals.com /product/chr/722/indians9.html   (1036 words)

 Native Americans in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prototypical "American Indian princess" was Pocahontas, and, in fact, descent from her is a frequent claim.
In the American Southwest, especially New Mexico, a syncretism between the Catholicism brought by Spanish missionaries and the native religion is common; the religious drums, chants, and dances of the Pueblo people are regularly part of Masses at Santa Fe's Saint Francis Cathedral.
Native Americans and non-Native Americans frequently contest the value and validity of the eagle feather law, charging that the law is laden with discriminatory racial preferences and infringes on tribal sovereignty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Indians_in_the_United_States   (6530 words)

 Bibliography of North American Indians
These books alternately portray Indians as "noble savages," "faithful Indian guides," or "sneaky savages" who lead "ambushes" and "massacres," while in contrast, cavalrymen fight "brave battles." These books propagandize the "glory and honor" of taking land and oppressing native people for European purposes that are portrayed as holy and valid.
In the area of American Indian studies, however, misinformation is so pervasive that finding appropriate material can be difficult even for the specialized teacher.
Indeed, even Indians themselves sometimes have a difficult time separating the reality of their lives as human beings from the fantasy expected of them by the rest of America.
www.nmnh.si.edu /anthro/outreach/Indbibl/index.html   (1748 words)

 North American Indians: the spirituality of nature
The Indians viewed the white man's attitude to nature as the polar opposite of the Indian.
Perhaps the most famous of all Indian speeches about the environment is the beautiful speech of Chief Seattle of the Squamish tribe of the Pacific North-West USA.
In the Indian the spirit of the land is vested; it will be until other men are able to divine and meet its rhythm.
members.aol.com /pantheism0/indians.htm   (2356 words)

 Handcrafted American Indian pottery
American Indian pottery consists of beautifully constructed art pieces which have been a part of Indian culture for centuries.
However, the American Indians had to rely on clay, water, and their hands to construct pottery.
American Indian pottery is a highly sought after artifact.
www.indians.org /articles/american-indian-pottery.html   (316 words)

 Who are the American Blackfeet Indians?
The Blackfeet Indians are a tribal group that used to reside in the Northern part of America.
Today, Blackfeet Indians are located throughout the United States, and in parts of Canada and Mexico.
One-by-one, the Indians immersed into American life and culture and chose spouses of another race or nationality.
www.indians.org /articles/blackfeet-indians.html   (295 words)

 North American Indians
Initially established to provide Indian peoples with work skills in the industrial arts, Haskell now has moved into the realm of the liberal arts and sciences, along with a newly accredited four-year degree program in education.
In the spring of 1994, Wildcat and I applied for joint fellowships in the Indian Voices in the Academy, a program sponsored by the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of American Indians, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on the exam, paper, or project; failure in the course; and/or expulsion from the university.
www-personal.ksu.edu /~jsherow/ethno.htm   (5706 words)

 Indigenous peoples of the Americas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another reason for the dramatic decline of the Native American population was the treatment of the native population by European settlers, as well as continuing wars, either with Europeans or between tribes.
According to Ilya Zakharov of Moscow's Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, the Northern Native Americans are genetically related to the Tuvans, a Turkic group of people located in the Tuva Republic at the southwestern edge of Siberia.
Ironically, the horse had originally evolved in the Americas, but the last American horses, (species Equus scotti and others [4]) died out at the end of the last ice age with other megafauna with their extinction possibly due to overhunting by the natives.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_American_Indians   (3442 words)

 North American Indians
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever." After the surrender, Chief Joseph and his people were sent to Indian Territory where five of his children and many of his tribe died of disease.
All agency Indians I have seen are worthless.
With the rise of the Ghost Dance Religion, there was fear he was inciting his people so Indian agents were sent to arrest him.
home.ptd.net /~nikki/indian.htm   (2075 words)

 ANTH 320 : North American Indians
Short entries (1 paragraph) on substances used by North American Indian healers and shamans.
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (American Memory, Library of Congress)
This digital collection integrates over 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau.
www.lcsc.edu /library/ILI/Classes/anth_320.htm   (819 words)

 HSU Library - Sources on North American Indians
Indians of North America: Methods and Sources for Library Research.
Bibliography of Native North Americans on disc (ref E77 B53) This cd-rom index is a cumulation and expansion of Murdock's Ethnographic Bibliography of North America
American Indian Culture and Research Journal (E 98 C9 A45) v.1, 1974-to date.
library.humboldt.edu /~berman/sonoamin.htm   (1117 words)

This class will include a culture area overview of North American Indians with two goals in mind.
One goal is to introduce you to the diversity of North American cultures that existed in the recent past.
A second goal is to gain some understanding of modern Native American culture and certain issues relevant to these communities.
personal.ecu.edu /danieli/3005sly00.html   (440 words)

 Tribal Index
This page is a gateway to information concerning approximately 80 western Native American tribes, visited and photographed by Edward Sheriff Curtis from 1890 to 1930, taken from "The North American Indian", Curtis' massive lifework.
Due to the large amount of information contained in "The North American Indian", this portion of The Curtis Collection website will have to be constantly updated in order to provide more detail.
Introduction to "The North American Indian" by Edward Sheriff Curtis
www.curtis-collection.com /tribalindex.html   (817 words)

William Unrau, Indians of Kansas: The Euro-American Invasion and Conquest of Indian Kansas, (1995).
For each exam you are to take an assigned movie and write a four to six page, typed, argumentative essay that compares and contrasts the manner in which Hollywood producers and directors have portrayed American Indian peoples to the class readings, lectures and discussions.
This mainframe electronic mail discussion and announcement bulletin board is exclusively for the History of North American Indians class.
www.k-state.edu /history/faculty/Sherow/HIST537/fall99sy.htm   (4449 words)

 DPL: Western History / Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Library's resources on North American Indians focus on social life and customs, religion, government relations, warfare and military life and tribal history.
Our American Indian art collection provides unique glimpses of pre-photographic western life.
You can search for North American Indian subjects in the Western History Photo Database, or in the Denver Public Library's catalog.
www.denver.lib.co.us /whg/natives.html   (148 words)

 500 Nations : An Illustrated History of North American Indians - The companion volume to the 1995 popular PBS...
500 Nations : An Illustrated History of North American Indians - The companion volume to the 1995 popular PBS...
The companion volume to the 1995 popular PBS series of the same name, 500 Nations is a richly illustrated, absorbingly written history of North America's indigenous peoples.
The result: the best one-volume, general-interest study of Native American history now available.
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 North American Indians Prints by George Catlin at AllPosters.com
North American Indians Prints by George Catlin at AllPosters.com
Map Showing the Localities of the Indian Tribes of the Us in 1833
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