Handbook Of North American Indians V 8 California

Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160045746
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A twenty-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, the Handbook series is a standard reference work for anthropologists, historians, students, and the general public.

North American Indian Anthropology

Author: Raymond J. DeMallie
Publisher: VNR AG
ISBN: 0806126140
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"These essays explore the blending of structural and historical approaches to American Indian anthropology that characterizes the perspective developed by the late Fred Eggan and his students at the University of Chicago. They include studies of kinship and social organization, politics, religion, law, ethnicity, and art. Many reflect Eggan's method of controlled comparison, a tool for reconstructing social and cultural change over time." "Together these essays make substantial descriptive contributions to American Indian anthropology, presenting contemporary interpretations of diverse groups from the Hudson Bay Inuit in the north to the Highland Maya of Chiapas in the south. The collection will serve as an introduction to Native American social and cultural anthropology for readers interested in the dynamics of Indian social life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved