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This comprehensive volume presents a detailed look, region by region, at the history and traditions of all the tribes of native North America. It's a stunning value for such a thorough survey of Native American lives and experiences, with sections on the development, technology, manufacture, and use of weapons and tools, plus fascinating insight into the arts and crafts, dwellings, recreation, transport, religion, cultivation, hunting practices, and trade goods of each American Indian culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762413898
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2002
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.14 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

The American Indian Peoples 6
Introduction 8
The Southeast 14
The Southwest 38
The Plains 64
Plateau and Basin 102
California 130
The Northwest Coast 156
The Subarctic 184
The Arctic 206
The Northeast 226
Weapons of the American Indian 252
Introduction 254
Striking Weapons 258
Cutting Weapons 272
Piercing Weapons 282
Defensive Weapons 296
Symbolic Weapons 306
Arts and Crafts of the American Indian 318
Introduction 320
The Southeast 324
The Southwest 332
The Plains 344
Plateau and Basin 352
California 360
The Northwest Coast 366
The Subarctic 376
The Arctic 382
The Northeast 390
Bibliography 400
Index 408
Picture Credits & Acknowledgements 416
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