Description: Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter. The text includes suggested readings, videos, and classroom activities.
Resource Note: Anthropological Historical text of Native America
Subject / Curriculum Note: The focus of the Butler faculty and the courses they teach do not necessarily provide a comprehensive course on Native Americans or Native America. This resource could be used as a supplementary text to be integrated into lower division courses with a focus on American Expansion.