Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians

Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians

by Donna L. Akers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313364020
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Series: Cultures and Customs of the World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Donna L. Akers, PhD, is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and associate professor of Native American history and culture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface xi

Introduction xv

Chronology xxiii

1 History of the Choctaws of the West 1

2 History of the Choctaws in the Deep South 51

3 Worldview and Spiritual Beliefs 61

4 Social Customs, Gender Roles, Family Life, and Children 73

5 Choctaw Oral Traditions 93

6 Choctaw Cuisine and Agriculture 115

7 Choctaw Arts, Ceremonies, and Festivals 129

8 Contemporary Issues 151

Selected Bibliography 169

Index 171

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