The Native American World (Wiley Desk Reference) by Donna Hightower-Langston

By Donna Hightower-Langston

Over three hundred entries protecting significant tribes, languages, well-liked participants, and demanding ancient occasions Alphabetized for simple use greater than a hundred illustrations, together with interval pictures, line drawings, and pix during this authoritative and finished source, you can find designated info on an unlimited array of subject matters concerning the local American global, together with: American Indian stream Anasazi Arapaho state Basket makers Burial grounds Captain Jack Civil Rights Act 1964 loopy Horse Desert-Cochise tradition academic investment French and Indian Wars Geronimo Ghost dance Hiawatha dwelling house Act Indian Claims fee Inuit state King George’s struggle Louisiana buy Modoc clash Mojave state nationwide Indian early life Council Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act purple Paint humans Riel uprising Seminole Uprisings Sitting Bull Tecumseh Wounded Knee bloodbath Zuni state Wiley table References are accomplished, generously illustrated reference works on significant historic, cultural, and clinical subject matters. Their easy-to-use structure is helping you quick locate simply the data you wish, whereas first-person bills and excerpts from legitimate records, letters, and different fundamental resources convey the topic to lifestyles. Wiley table References offer you all of the info you wish at the topics that topic such a lot.

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By 1890, most Lakota were incarcerated on reservations in prison camp–like conditions. In this atmosphere the Ghost Dance [I] religion, begun by the Paiute [III] prophet Wovoka, flourished, particularly among groups now composed mostly of widows who danced in the hope of bringing their dead husbands back to life. The Ghost Dance religion taught that the buffalo and the dead relations would return if certain religious practices were maintained. The Indian Bureau outlawed the practice of the religion, as whites in the area felt threatened by its revolutionary message.

Thread was made from the buffalo’s hair, glue from the IN THEIR OWN hooves, and fuel from the buffalo chips. The buffalo herd in North America was estimated at 75 million in the mid-1800s. While Indians had hunted buffalo for generations, he buffalo is our money. It is our only whites caused the near extinction of the resource with which to buy what we need buffalo within a short period of time. By and do not receive from the government. We the 1840s, wealthy whites were going on love them just as the white man does his buffalo hunts for adventure.

Depending on geographic location, different building materials were used for construction. The Hopi and Zuni used mortared stones that were covered with plaster, while Rio Grande Indians used adobe bricks shaped from sun-dried earth and straw. Ceremonial pit houses were generally located in the central plaza of the village. The Hopi word “kiva” was applied to all these Pueblo pit houses. Pueblo men wore cotton kilts and sandals; the women wore cotton dresses and either sandals or moccasins. The women produced coiled pottery and coiled wicker baskets.

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