Handbook of North American Indians V 10 Southwest

Filename: handbook-of-north-american-indians-v-10-southwest.pdf
ISBN: 0160045797
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 852
Author: William C. Sturtevant
Publisher: Government Printing Office

Download and read online Handbook of North American Indians V 10 Southwest in PDF and EPUB This is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Handbook of North American Indians series, the ultimate resource for Native American history across various regions of North America. The set is intended to give an encyclopedic summary of what is know about the prehistory, history, and cultures of the aboriginal peoples of North America north of the urban civilizations of central Mexico. Volume 10 covers the cultures, histories, and languages of the non-pueblo, or Circum-Pueblo, people of the Southwest and those on the northern fringe of Mesoamerica. William C. Sturtevant, general editor; Alfonso Ortiz, volume editor. Includes 1 p. errata sheet. Contains copyrighted material. L.C. card 77-17162. Item 909-D-1. Other related products: American Indians resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/american-indians

Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians

Filename: reincarnation-beliefs-of-north-american-indians.pdf
ISBN: 9781570679841
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Number of pages:
Author: Warren Jefferson
Publisher: Native Voices Books

Download and read online Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians in PDF and EPUB Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written. Belief in reincarnation exists not only in India but in most small tribal societies throughout the world, including many Indian groups in North America. The reader is offered a rich tapestry of stories from a number of North American tribes about death, dying, and returning to this life. Included are stories from the Inuit of the polar regions; the Northwest Coast people, such as the Kwakiutl, the Gitxsan, the Tlingit, and the Suquamish; the Hopi and the Cochiti of the Southwest; the Winnebago of the Great Lakes region; the Cherokee of the Southeast,; and the Sioux people of the Plains area. Readers will learn about a Winnebago shaman's initiation, the Cherokee's Orpheus myth, the Hopi story of A Journey to the Skeleton House, the Inuit man who lived the lives of all animals, the Ghost Dance, and other extraordinary accounts. The ethnological record indicates reincarnation beliefs are found among the indigenous peoples on all continents of this earth as well as in most of the world's major religions. This book makes a valuable contribution towards having a deeper understanding of North American Indian spiritual beliefs.

Handbook of North American Indians V 9 Southwest

Filename: handbook-of-north-american-indians-v-9-southwest.pdf
ISBN: 0160045770
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 717
Publisher: Government Printing Office

Download and read online Handbook of North American Indians V 9 Southwest in PDF and EPUB This volume covers the prehistory, general history, and languages of the entire Southwest, and the cultures and histories of the Pueblo peoples.

The legacy

Filename: the-legacy.pdf
ISBN: 0888944187
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 193
Author: Peter L. Macnair
Publisher: University of Washington Press

Download and read online The legacy in PDF and EPUB Catalogue of an exhibition 'The Legacy' of northwest Coast Indian art (carvings, metalwork, totems, house fronts etc.) based at the British Columbia Provincial Museum in Victoria.

North American Indian Art

Filename: north-american-indian-art.pdf
ISBN: 0500203776
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 232
Author: David W. Penney
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson

Download and read online North American Indian Art in PDF and EPUB Artistic traditions of indigenous North America are explored in a study that draws on the testimonies of oral tradition, Native American history, and North American archaeology, focusing on the artists themselves and their cultural identities. Original.

North American Indian Motifs

Filename: north-american-indian-motifs.pdf
ISBN: 9780486999456
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 64
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online North American Indian Motifs in PDF and EPUB Collection of clip art on a variety of topics.

Kwakiutl String Figures

Filename: kwakiutl-string-figures.pdf
ISBN: 0774804327
Release Date: 1992-06-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: Julia P. Averkieva
Publisher: UBC Press

Download and read online Kwakiutl String Figures in PDF and EPUB Of the games people play, string figures afford nearly universal amusement, appearing in more cultures than any other. But although over 2,000 individual patterns have been recorded world-wide since 1888, when anthropologist Franz Boas first described a pair of Eskimo "cat's cradles," very few studies have explored North American Indian string figures. This intriguing volume publishes for the first time 102 string figures and 10 string tricks collected among the Kwakiutl Indians by Julia Averkieva, a young visiting Soviet scholar who accompanied Boas on his 1930 expedition to Vancouver Island. When she returned to Leningrad, Averkieva left her unpublished monograph with Boas, whose heirs eventually sent it to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Averkieva's study represents the most comprehensive Native American string collection ever assembled from a single tribe. In addition to characterizing the social conditions that prompted string figure making among the Kwakiutl during the time of her field study, Averkieva noted step-by-step instructions for each figure and transcribed traditional accompanying chants. In editing and expanding Averkieva's manuscript, Mark Sherman addresses string figure enthusiasts as well as cultural anthropologists. Sherman includes in his introduction a complete description of basic openings and string figure moves. For each Kwakiutl figure he has prepared clear illustrations based on Averkieva's original photographs and pencil sketches. In addition he has tested each figure for workability, clarifying instructions where necessary and recasting them in Rivers and Haddon's standard terminology. Sherman's analysis of figure titles suggests that many aspects of Kwakiutl material culture and belief are preserved in string. In examining the ethnological value of the collection, he discusses the implications of observed similarities between Eskimo and Kwakiutl string figures. He also updates Averkieva's preliminary distribution data, interspersing the figure descriptions with references to related and identical figures from other cultures. Each analysis is keyed to an illustrated cross index. Kwakiutl String Figures will interest students of comparative cultures and will delight all who have time (and string) on their hands.

North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence

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ISBN: 0816525323
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 283
Author: Richard J. Chacon
Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Download and read online North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence in PDF and EPUB Despite evidence of warfare and violent conflict in pre-Columbian North America, scholars argue that the scale and scope of Native American violence is exagerated. They contend that scholarly misrepresentation has denigrated indigenous peoples when in fact they lived together in peace and harmony. In rebutting that contention, this groundbreaking book presents clear evidenceÑfrom multiple academic disciplinesÑthat indigenous populations engaged in warfare and ritual violence long before European contact. In ten well-documented and thoroughly researched chapters, fourteen leading scholars dispassionately describe sources and consequences of Amerindian warfare and violence, including ritual violence. Originally presented at an American Anthropological Association symposium, their findings construct a convincing case that bloodshed and killing have been woven into the fabric of indigenous life in North America for many centuries. The editors argue that a failure to acknowledge the roles of warfare and violence in the lives of indigenous North Americans is itself a vestige of colonial repressionÑdepriving native warriors of their history of armed resistance. These essays document specific acts of Native American violence across the North American continent. Including contributions from anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, and ethnographers, they argue not only that violence existed but also that it was an important and frequently celebrated component of Amerindian life. CONTENTS Acknowledgments Introduction Richard J. Chacon and RubŽn G. Mendoza 1.ÊÊTraditional Native Warfare in Western Alaska Ernest S. Burch Jr. 2.ÊÊBarbarism and Ardour of War from the Tenderest YearsÓ: Cree-Inuit Warfare in the Hudson Bay Region Charles A. Bishop and Victor P. Lytwyn 3.ÊÊAboriginal Warfare on the Northwest Coast: Did the Potlatch Replace Warfare? Joan A. Lovisek 4.ÊÊEthnohistoric Descriptions of Chumash Warfare John R. Johnson 5.ÊÊDocumenting Conflict in the Prehistoric Pueblo Southwest Polly Schaafsma 6.ÊÊCahokia and the Evidence for Late Pre-Columbian War in the North American Midcontinent Thomas E. Emerson 7.ÊÊIroquois-Huron Warfare Dean R. Snow 8.ÊÊDesecrating the Sacred Ancestor Temples: Chiefly Conflict and Violence in the American Southeast David H. Dye and Adam King 9.ÊÊWarfare, Population, and Food Production in Prehistoric Eastern North America George R. Milner 10.ÊÊThe Osteological Evidence for Indigenous Warfare in North America Patricia M. Lambert 11.ÊÊEthical Considerations and Conclusions Regarding Indigenous Warfare and Violence in North America Richard J. Chacon and RubŽn G. Mendoza References About the Contributors Index

The Indians Book

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ISBN: 1410201759
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Number of pages: 672
Author: Natalie Curtis

Download and read online The Indians Book in PDF and EPUB A book created wholly by the American Indian - songs, myths, drawings and decorations based on traditional designs - The Indians Book is a treasury of lore for general readers, for teachers, for folk singers. Its musical and folk material derives directly from the Indian oral tradition and is presented exactly as Miss Curtis recorded it.The 149 songs - the traditional music of 18 tribes - are today irreplaceable; so much of this material has disappeared since Miss Curtis collected it. Songs of war and love, hunting songs, barter songs, songs to cure the sick, corn-grinding songs, " hand game" songs, cradle songs, holy or " medicine" songs and ceremonial songs were collected by Miss Curtis from Plains, Lake, Northwestern, Southwestern, and Pueblo Indians: Wabanaki, Dakota, Winnebago, Pawnee, Kwakiutl, Acoma, Navajo, Apache, Pima, Hopi, Yuma, Arapaho, Kiowa, Mojave-Apache, Zui, San Juan, Laguna, Cheyenne. The texts are written out in both the native language and English, and the melody for each song is provided. Indian myths have been faithfully taken down directly from Indian story tellers. There are creation myths; myths explaining the origin of corn, the sun and moon, the four winds, and other natural phenomena; folktales and animal stories of unusual charm. Full-age drawings, designs for title pages, and decorations all created by the Indians themselves, and 23 photographs (rituals in progress, families, individuals) taken by the editor illustrate the book.

From the Land of the Totem Poles

Filename: from-the-land-of-the-totem-poles.pdf
ISBN: 0295970227
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 269
Author: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: New York : American Museum of Natural History ; Vancouver : Douglas & McIntryre

Download and read online From the Land of the Totem Poles in PDF and EPUB In 1943 French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss arrived in New York City, along with countless refugees from the war in Europe. He became a frequent visitor to the North Pacific Hall at the American Museum of Natural History where he could lose himself in what he affectionately called "a magic place where the dreams of childhood hold a rendezvous, where century-old tree trunks sing and speak, where undefinable objects watch out for the visitor, with the anxious stare of human faces, where animals of superhuman gentleness join their little paws like hands in prayer." Two and a half million people now visit the Museum each year to share in these enchantments. The American Museum houses the most extensive collection of Northwest Coast Indian art in existence. It includes material from virtually every Indian group that once lived along the west coast of British Columbia and Alaska. In this book, Dr. Aldona Jonaitis traces the history of this magnificent collection, beginning in the late nineteenth century before those coastal peoples had much contact with Europeans, and their customs, languages, and art were still intact. Shortly after the collections was formed, between 1880 and 1910, Indian culture in this region went into a severe decline, to be revived a half century later as another generation of North Americans discovered their heritage. The story alternately captivates and distresses. Populations were decimated by disease in the last years of the nineteenth century, art objects left their makers' hands bound for museums all over the world, traditional rituals were outlawed, and governments exerted strong pressures on the Indians to become assimilated. On the other side of the story are the individuals--like Franz Boas, under whose direction much of the Museum collection was assembled, Lt. George Thornton Emmons, who immersed himself in the native cultures, George Hunt, prized Kwakiutl informant for Boas and other researchers, and Charles Edenshaw, master Haida carver and painter--whose colorful lives intersect the Age of Museum Collecting. Artifacts in the American Museum come alive through the details Dr. Jonaitis provides of their cultural context, their traditional uses, and their acquisition by collectors. Viewers see spoons and bowls that held food eaten by Boas at a potlatch; feel the spirit power emanating from a shaman's charm removed from its owner's grave by Lieutenant Emmons; sense the sadness behind the display of family crests on a house model carved by Edenshaw. Nearly 100 color plates in the book and numerous historical photographs from the Museum's archives recall a bygone era and are a tribute to the stunning artworks of the North Pacific region. Dr. Jonaitis has written the first book devoted solely to the collection of Northwest Coast Indian art in the American Museum of Natural History. As such, the book is both an essential work for scholars and a valuable resource for the general reader.

Cannibalism Headhunting and Human Sacrifice in North America

Filename: cannibalism-headhunting-and-human-sacrifice-in-north-america.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015077602418
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 249
Author: George Franklin Feldman
Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company

Download and read online Cannibalism Headhunting and Human Sacrifice in North America in PDF and EPUB A vivid account of the barbaric practices of Native Americans and European explorers and colonists

Paperbound Books in Print

Filename: paperbound-books-in-print.pdf
ISBN: 0835213307
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 4272

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Northwest Coast Indian Designs

Filename: northwest-coast-indian-designs.pdf
ISBN: 9780486146737
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Number of pages: 48
Author: Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Northwest Coast Indian Designs in PDF and EPUB A noted illustrator renders more than 270 designs produced by the Indians of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the western coast of Canada: Nootka, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other groups.