A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians by Thomas Biolsi

By Thomas Biolsi

This spouse is produced from 27 unique contributions by way of major students within the box and summarizes the country of anthropological wisdom of Indian peoples, in addition to the background that acquired us to date.

  • Surveys the total diversity of yank Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic inquiries to issues bearing on faith, language, and expressive tradition
  • Each bankruptcy presents definitive assurance of its subject, in addition to situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical facts into better frameworks
  • Explores anthropology’s contribution to wisdom, its old and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and moral responsibilities towards the folks 'studied'
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    E. ’’ In Foraging and Farming: The Evolution of Plant Exploitation, ed. D. R. Harris and G. C. Hillman, pp. 55–78. London: Unwin Hyman. CHAPTER 2 Historical Demography Russell Thornton The Native American population of North America declined following European contact and colonialism. How much decline is debated, since estimates of aboriginal population size for North America vary widely. The classic estimate of aboriginal population size for this area is by James Mooney. Early in the 20th century, he estimated individual Native American tribal populations, summed them by regions, and then totaled the regions to arrive at an estimate of 1,152,000 for North America north of the Rio Grande River at first (extensive) European contact (see Mooney, 1928).

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    Dissertation, University of Victoria. Ramenofsky, A. 1988: Vectors of Death: The Archaeology of European Contact. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Schalk, R. F. ’’ In For Theory Building in Archaeology, ed. L. R. Binford, pp. 207–249. Orlando: Academic Press. Schama, S. 1995: Landscape and Memory. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. html. Shipek, F. C. 1989: ‘‘An Example of Intensive Plant Husbandry: The Kumeyaay of Southern California. ’’ In Foraging and Farming: The Evolution of Plant Exploitation, ed.

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