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North American Indians

A Comprehensive Account
3rd Edition

Alice Kehoe

Oct 2005, Paperback, 640 pages
ISBN: 9780131928763
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For Native American courses taught in anthropology, history and Native American Studies.

This is a comprehensive and thought-provoking approach to the history of the native peoples of North America (including Mexico and Canada) and their civilizations.


1. The Americas’ Earliest Humans.

2. The Rise of the Mexican Nations.

3. The Greater Southwest.

4. The Southeast.

5. The Northeast.

6. The Prairie-Plains.

7. The Intermontane West and California.

8. The Northwest Coast.

9. The Arctic and Subarctic.

10. First Nations of North America Enter the Twenty-First Century.

Appendix: Anthropology and American Indians.

  • Depicts American Indians as real people with long-continuing and existing cultures.
  • Presents the history of North American nations as “peoples with history” akin to traditional histories of Europe and Asia.
  • Provides a balanced approach to all aspects of the history of North American peoples — including pre-contact, post-contact, and present day.
  • Incorporates recent research in Northwest Mexico and major studies on sixteenth and seventeenth century Indian histories in the Southeast and Northeast.
  • Features excerpts of native poetry, myths, and ethnographic accounts.

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