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Indians of North America - Harold E. Driver

Indians of North America

Paperback Published: 1st January 1969
ISBN: 9780226164670
Number Of Pages: 704

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The art of reconstructing civilizations from the artifacts of daily life demands integrity and imagination. "Indians of North America" displays both in its description of the enormous variation of culture patterns among Indians from the Arctic to Panama at the high points of their histories--a variation which was greater than that among the nations of Europe.
For this second edition, Harold Driver made extensive revisions in chapter content and organization, incorporating many new discoveries and interpretations in archeology and related fields. He also revised several of the maps and added more than 100 bibliographical items. Since the publication of the first edition, there has been an increased interest in the activities of Indians in the twentieth century; accordingly, the author placed much more emphasis on this period.

Preface
Origin and Prehistory The First Farmers Civilization
Culture Areas
Language Phonology Grammar Language and Culture Classification Language Areas and Culture Areas Writing
Substance Patterns Areal Survey Natural Vegetation Areas Domesticated Animals Population
Horticulture Maize Other Plants Tools and Techniques of Farming Conclusions
Other Aspects of Subsistence Hunting Fishing Wild Plant Foods Food Preparation and Preservation Nutrition Social and Religious Aspects Conclusions
Narcotics and Stimulants Tobacco Alcoholic Beverages Major Narcotics Minor Narcotics
Housing and Architecture Dominant House Types Comparative Analysis Sweathouses Architecture
Clothing Major Styles Geographical Distributions Division of Labor
Crafts Weaving Pottery Skin Dressing Metallurgy Division of Labor
Art Areal Survey General Remarks on Visual Art
Music and Dance By Wilhelmine Driver
Exchange and Trade Gift and Ceremonial Exchange Trade Conclusions
Marriage and the Family Infant or Child Betrothal Premarital Mating Ways of Acquiring a Spouse Incest Taboos and Exogamy Cousin Marriage Affinal Marriage Polygamy Postnuptial Residence
The Family
Larger Kin Groups and Kinship Terminology Lineages, Sibs, Moieties, Phratries Clans and Demes Kinship Terminology
The Origin of Unilateral Descent
Property and Inheritance Land Tenure Ownership and Inheritance of Dwellings Ownership and Inheritance of Chattels Incorporeal Property
Government and Social Controls Areas without True Political Organization Areas with Borderline and Mixed Systems Areas with Tribal Organization in the Historic Period
The State Summary and Conclusions
Violence Feuds, Raids, and War Absence of True Warfare Weak or Mixed Patterns of Warfare Well-Developed Warfare Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism Economic Conquest and Human Sacrifice Conclusions
Rank and Social Classes Minimal Development of Status and Rank Northwest Coast System Systems Adjacent to Northwest Coast Complex Systems of Meso-America Systems Derived in Part from Meso-America Conclusions
Sodalities and Their Ceremonies Inconsequential Sodality Organization Relatively Important Sodalities Greatest Elaboration of Sodalities
Summary and Conclusions
Life Cycle Birth and Infancy Puberty Death
Summary and Conclusions
Education Discipline Praise and Ridicule Free Imitation and Directed Learning
The Markers of Maturity Personal Names Visions Quest and Spirit Helper Education among the Aztecs
Religion, Magic, and Medicine
The Gods and Priests of the Aztecs The Magic and Medicine Men of the Navaho
The Forgiving Creeks
The Vision Quest of the Sanpoil
The Possessional Shamanism of the Eskimo Conclusions
Personality and Culture
The Controversial Pueblos The Egocentric Northwest Coast Men
The Manly-Hearted Plains People
The Pseudo-Apollonians of the Sub-Arctic
The Aggressive but Insecure Iroquoians
The Ambivalent Eskimo
The Negative Meso-American Commoners
Conclusions
History and Culture Change in Mexico
Indian-White Relations in the United States
Indian Culture Change in the United States
History and Culture Change in Canada, Alaska, and Greenland Canada Alaska Greenland
Achievements and Contributions Plates
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226164670
ISBN-10: 0226164675
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 1st January 1969
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised