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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898799965
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Everyday Life Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part 1 Government and War
1 Territories and Leadership 8
2 Trade 37
3 Wars, Weapons and Treaties 46
Part 2 Everyday Life
4 Family Life 82
5 Food 118
6 Clothing and Accessories 139
7 Shelter 166
8 Transportation, Tools and Equipment 181
9 Medicine 190
Part 3 American Indian Society
10 Entertainment 200
11 Language 213
12 Customs and Religion 223
Chronology 247
Glossary 255
Bibliography 257
Index 262
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