Everyday Life among the American Indians, 1800-1900: Guide for Writers, Students and Historians

Everyday Life among the American Indians, 1800-1900: Guide for Writers, Students and Historians

by Candy Vyvey Moulton
     
 

Nothing in the chronicle of American history has been more riddled with stereotypes and falsehoods than the lives of American Indians and the vital role they played in our nation's past. Everyday Life Among the American Indians corrects these decades of misinformation with insightful, accurate scholarship that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in reading -- or…  See more details below

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Nothing in the chronicle of American history has been more riddled with stereotypes and falsehoods than the lives of American Indians and the vital role they played in our nation's past. Everyday Life Among the American Indians corrects these decades of misinformation with insightful, accurate scholarship that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in reading -- or writing -- the real story.

Covering more than 500 tribes and including maps, illustrations, chronologies and detailed overviews of day-to-day life, this invaluable reference for writers, researchers and students is at once comprehensive and strikingly accessible. From the Louisiana Purchase to the Trail of Tears to Wounded Knee and beyond, auther Candy Moulton vividly portrays the disappearing cultures of nineteenth-century American Indians with dignity and in astonishing detail.

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Booknews
The details of daily life are summarized in this accessible volume, with the traditions of each tribe listed for each topic. The work is intended as a reference, rather than an exhaustive study. Moulton divides the material into government, trade, war, weapons, treaties, family life, food, clothing, accessories, shelter, transportation, medicine, entertainment, language, customs, and religion. The people, their homes and belongings are illustrated with b&w photos. A chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index are provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898799965
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Everyday Life Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.82(d)

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