Introduction to Native North America, An (2nd Edition)

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The Second Edition of An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the native peoples of North America, including both Eskimos and Indians. Beginning with a discussion of the geography of North America, this text delves into the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures. A final chapter covers contemporary Native Americans, including issues of religion, health, and politics. Much of the book is also written from the perspective of the ethnographic present, and the various cultures are described as they were at the specific times noted in the text.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE NORTH AMERICA, Second Edition
Mark Q. Sutton, California State University, Bakersfield

The Second Edition of An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the native peoples of North America, including both Eskimos and Indians. Beginning with a discussion of the geography of North America, this excellent text delves into the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion, and the impact of Europeans on native cultures. A final chapter covers contemporary Native Americans, including issues of religion, health, and politics.

Highlights of the Second Edition

  • Presents “Sidelights” throughout the text that provide short explanations of interesting aspects of native culture.
  • Highlights important individuals in the “ VIP Profile” mini-biographies.
  • Includes examples of Native American views on several important current issues.
  • Additional photographs and a map of language families add even more visual appeal.
  • New sections at the end of each regional chapter (Chs. 3 -12) guide students to explore more contemporary issues and peoples.

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