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By Thomas Biolsi

ISBN-10: 0631226869

ISBN-13: 9780631226864

This better half is made out of 27 unique contributions via top students within the box and summarizes the country of anthropological wisdom of Indian peoples, in addition to the background that received us thus far.

  • Surveys the complete variety of yank Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic inquiries to issues relating faith, language, and expressive tradition
  • Each bankruptcy presents definitive insurance of its subject, in addition to situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical facts into better frameworks
  • Explores anthropology’s contribution to wisdom, its historical and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and moral tasks towards the folks 'studied'
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    Donald, L. and D. H. ’’ Ethnology 14(3): 325–346. ’’ In Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research, ed. J. E. S. Burch and L. J. Ellanna, pp. 65–95. Oxford: Berg. Drucker, P. 1951: The Northern and Central Nootkan Tribes. Bulletin of American Ethnology no. 144. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. Drucker, P. and R. F. Heizer 1967: To Make My Name Good: A Reexamination of the Southern Kwakiutl Potlatch. Berkeley: University of California Press. Ellen, R. 1982: Environment, Subsistence and System: The Ecology of Small-Scale Social Formations.

    195–231. Washington, DC: Island Press. Williams, G. W. 2002: References to the Indian Use of Fire in Ecosystems. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, 38 pages. Wissler, C. 1926: The Relationship of Nature to Man in Aboriginal America. New York: Oxford University Press. ’’ Makah Tribe. Yen, D. 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.

    He found consistent and pervasive differences in death rates and causes of death during that span. Generally Yakama death rates were higher from all causes than those of non-Native Americans, with the exception of cancer. 11, p. 237). Trafzer attributes these historically high death rates to nutritional and epidemiological changes, including the loss of the traditional Yakama diet. The situation has improved markedly since 1964 and overall health on the reservation is much better, despite increases in the rates of deaths from homicide, suicide, and the incidence of diabetes.

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