By R. Kent Rasmussen
A number of American Indian tribes are surveyed from precedent days to the 20th century during this reference assortment. The insurance beings with assessment essays at the ten significant cultural/geographical parts: Arctic, California, nice Basin, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plains, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, and Subarctic. those are by way of greater than three hundred alphabetically prepared entries on person tribes. The set concludes with ten appendices: academic associations and courses; gala's and Pow-wows; Museums, documents, and Libraries; agencies, organizations, and Societies; Populations of U.S. Reservations; Reservations: US; Reserves and Bands: Canada; Time Line; Mediagraphy; and Bibliography. the ultimate merchandise during this awesome paintings is a accomplished topic index.
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Walking Where We Lived: Memoirs of a Mono Indian Family. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998. McCawley, William. The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles. : Ballena Press, 1996. Merriam, C. Hart. Studies of California Indians. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1955. Written by the third of the three giants in the field, this is a series of his papers published posthumously. Privately funded by a wealthy woman, Mary Harriman, Merriam often feuded with Kroeber. , and Stephen D.
A fire provided the heat and smoke (not steam) that caused the men to sweat and cleanse themselves, after which they took a dip in a nearby source of water. The function of the temescal is not entirely clear; it probably served both a social and ritualistic role. History. White contact began in 1769 when Spanish missionaries, led by Father Junípero Serra, arrived to begin a process of Hispanizing the Indians. Mono wickiup-style brush structure: both the dwelling and the baskets in front are representative of central California styles.
One similarity was the relative lack of formal institutional structures defining tribal organization and authority. Chiefs tended to be heads of the most numerous family among a multitude of generally equal family subdivisions of each clan. One of two main forms of lodging predominated: either the “house pit” scraped out of rolling knolls, or the wickiup, a bark-thatched covering stretched around portable poles. Central California tribes were highly skilled in basketweaving, some (mainly Pomos and Patwins) producing wares sufficiently tightly woven to serve as water containers.
American Indian Tribes (Magill's Choice)(2 Volume Set) by R. Kent Rasmussen