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By Arnold Marquis

ISBN-10: 0806111488

ISBN-13: 9780806111483

This ebook presents simple information regarding American Indians that each vacationer and armchair visitor may wish or wish. half One is a quick account of the numerous various tribes within the reduce forty-eight states, detailing their cultures and lifeways, their family with the government, the pan-Indian flow, and modern writings and journalism. half bargains useful suggestion approximately traveling reservations and information in reading ceremonials and dances, purchasing paintings and craftwork, and camping out on Indian lands. half 3 is an in depth, region-by-region consultant to the tribes and reservations, campgrounds, and frequently scheduled events.

Special sections checklist museums with very important collections of Indian paintings, crafts, and artifacts; enterprises attracted to Indian affairs; and guides dedicated to tribal pursuits. there's additionally a gently chosen record of readings in case you want to understand extra approximately America’s first citizens.

The e-book is lavishly illustrated with photos and maps designed to assist the vacationer who visits Indian Country.

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There more ill fortune struck them. The Sioux raided, robbed, and killed many of them. Grasshoppers plagued their crops, and droughts almost destroyed them. Enemy Indians killed the buffaloes, cruelly reducing their food supply, and later the whites agitated for their removal from the area altogether. Indian wars were raging in many parts of the West, and in 1875 and 1876 the Pawnees found a refuge in Indian Territory. They ceded all their lands in Nebraska and moved to the Territory. And there what is left of the once-strong tribe remains today.

They had established portagesthe overland ways between riversto facilitate travel by water. They had discovered the places where gold and silver were to be found, where springs flowed, and where useful plants grew. They were already cultivating more than forty plants unknown in the Old World. They had been cultivating corn for tens of thousands of years. Long-fiber cotton was already developed. Tobacco was being cultivated in the West Indies and in North and South America. Potatoes had been domesticated in Bolivia and Peru, tomatoes in Central America, and peanuts in South America.

Others were driven out of their regions by more powerful tribes and were obliged to find other places to live. But most were displaced by the pressure of the white man. The Navajos and the Apaches, formidable nomads, hunters, and raiders, drifted down from the North (members of their linguistic family, the Athapascans, still live in Canada and Alaska). The Navajos roved over a good portion of the Southwest before they were rounded up and for four years detained at the Bosque Redondo, a forty-square-mile tract of land in New Mexico.

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