Endangered Peoples of North America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive

Endangered Peoples of North America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive

by Tom Greaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 031330811X

ISBN-13: 9780313308116

Pub. Date: 12/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Bringing a fresh perspective to multicultural studies, Greaves illuminates the current situation of 13 of our most traditional peoples in the United States and Canada. Included are small tribal groups, ethnic groups with a unique way of life, new immigrants, and refugees with strong roots in war-torn homelands. A broad diversity of cultures is presented, including

Overview

Bringing a fresh perspective to multicultural studies, Greaves illuminates the current situation of 13 of our most traditional peoples in the United States and Canada. Included are small tribal groups, ethnic groups with a unique way of life, new immigrants, and refugees with strong roots in war-torn homelands. A broad diversity of cultures is presented, including the Lummi in Washington State, the African Americans in the coastal zone of Georgia, the Amish of Lancaster County, and the Hmong in Wisconsin. The relevant issues of their survival in today's global culture will engage students and general readers alike.

Each chapter covers a specific group, including sections on the land, people, traditional subsistence strategies, political and social organization, religion and worldview, threats to survival, and response to those threats. A common format to each chapter facilitates comparisons between cases. A Food for Thought section has questions for discussion or paper topics, and a helpful Resource Guide lists further reading, films and videos, websites, and organizations. Maps and photos complement the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313308116
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2001
Series:
The Greenwood Press "Endangered Peoples of the World" Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

Indigenous Societies

The Chemehuevis in Nevada and California by Clifford E. Trafzer

The Crow/Apsaalooke in Montana by John A. Grim and Magdalene Mocassin Top

The Eastern Shoshone in Wyoming by Ernest Olson and Brooke Olson

The Gitxsan and Witsuwit'en in British Columbia by Antonia Mills

The Hopi of Arizona by Miguel Vasquez

The Lummi in Washington State by Kurt Russo

The Onodowaga (Seneca) in New York State by Robert B. Porter

The Wanapum of Priest Rapids, Washington by Julia G. Longenecker, Darby C. Stapp, and Angela M. Buck

Ethnic Minorities

African-Americans in the Coastal Zone of Georgia by Ben G. Blount

The Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by Tom Greaves

The Hmong in Wisconsin by Jo Ann Koltyk

The Maya of Florida by Allan Burns

The Sicilian Fishing Families of Gloucester, Massachusetts by Christopher Dyer

Index

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