Endangered Peoples of North America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive

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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.

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Meet the Author

TOM GREAVES is a professor of anthropology at Bucknell University.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Introduction
Pt. 1 Indigenous Societies
1 The Chemehuevis in Nevada and California 3
2 The Crow/Apsaalooke in Montana 21
3 The Eastern Shoshone in Wyoming 41
4 The Gitxsan and Witsuwit'en in British Columbia 59
5 The Hopi in Arizona 79
6 The Lummi in Washington State 97
7 The Onodowaga (Seneca) in New York State 117
8 The Wanapum of Priest Rapids, Washington 137
Pt. 2 Ethnic Minorities
9 African-Americans in the Coastal Zone of Georgia 159
10 The Amish of Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania 177
11 The Hmong in Wisconsin 195
12 The Maya in Florida 213
13 The Sicilian Fishing Families of Gloucester, Massachusetts 233
Index 259
About the Editor and Contributors 267
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