America in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of Columbus /

Illustrated essays on the history and cultures of American Indians. Covers geographic locations, languages, spiritual beliefs, customs, and art. When Columbus landed in 1492, the New World was far from being a vast expanse of empty wilderness: it was home to some seventy-five million people. They ra...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Josephy, Alvin M., 1915-2005, Hoxie, Frederick E., 1947-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Vintage Books, 1993.
Edition:1st Vintage Books ed.
Table of Contents:
  • The center of the universe / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
  • We, the people, 1492
  • The becoming of the native: man in America before Columbus / N. Scott Momaday
  • Northern hunters / Robin Ridington
  • People of the salmon / Richard D. Daugherty
  • Taking care of the earth and sky / Peter Iverson
  • Farmers of the woodlands / Peter Nabokov with Dean Snow
  • Men of maize / Miguel Leon-Portilla
  • A continent on the move / Louis C. Faron
  • In the Realm of the Four Quarters / Alan Kolata
  • American civilization, 1492
  • A richness of voices / Joel Sherzer
  • Religious forms and themes / Sam D. Gill
  • A kinship of spirit / Jay Miller
  • American frontiers / Francis Jennings
  • Systems of knowledge / Clara Sue Kidwell
  • The persuasive world of arts / Christian F. Feest
  • Afterword / Vine Deloria, Jr.
  • Genetic classification of the languages of the Americas / Joel Sherzer.