American Indian Culture

American Indian Culture

From Counting Coup to Wampum

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This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive historical and demographic overview of American Indians along with more than 100 cross-referenced entries on American Indian culture, exploring everything from arts, literature, music, and dance to food, family, housing, and spirituality.


• Serves to document how many attributes of Native cultures derive from a rich tapestry of American Indian cultural forms, such as very well-known foods like corn, potatoes, turkey, peanuts, and chocolate

• Includes numerous spotlights that highlight interesting topics such as the Indigenous Language Institute, the kiva, counting coup, buffalo hunt customs and protocols, and Dakota language in rap music

• Offers further readings and additional sources with the entries to guide students or interested readers in their research


This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive historical and demographic overview of American Indians along with more than 100 cross-referenced entries on American Indian culture, exploring everything from arts, literature, music, and dance to food, family, housing, and spirituality.



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American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum is a two-volume encyclopedia consisting of topics in American Indian culture, including traditions, rites of passage, culture, subcultures, and shared expressions. These volumes are arranged topically and focus on issues such as population, tribes and tribal attributes, art, food, family structures, language, music, and more. It is accessible to senior-level high school students, college undergraduates, and other readers interested in an introduction to the misunderstandings and stereotypes of American Indians. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Presents an overview of the variety and commonalities in Native American culture, providing coverage of such topics as rites of passage, living traditions, education, arts, media, and food.

Publisher: Santa Barbara : Greenwood, [2015]
ISBN: 1440828733 (2-volume set)
9781440828737 (2-volume set)
Branch Call Number: R970.00497 AME
Characteristics: 2 volumes (xxi, 770 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm

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