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This book is a case study, written with diate Anthropology students in mind, on the Pueblo Indians of North America. It focuses on all of the related peoples and their adaptations through time to changing physical, socioeconomic, and political environments
This book is a case study, written with diate Anthropology students in mind, on the Pueblo Indians of North America. It focuses on all of the related peoples and their adaptations through time to changing physical, socioeconomic, and political environments.
North American Natives, peoples who occupied North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th cent. They have long been known as Indians because of the belief prevalent at the time of Columbus that the Americas were the outer reaches of the Indies (. Most scholars agree that Native Americans came into the Western Hemisphere from Asia via the Bering Strait or along the N Pacific coast in a series of migrations.
When America was first discovered, it was found to be inhabited by a race of men different from any already known. They were called Indians, from the West Indies, where they were first seen, and which Columbus, according to the common opinion of that age, supposed to be a part of the East Indies. On exploring the coasts and the interior of the vast continent, the same singular people, in different varieties, were everywhere discovered. Sometimes the Indians were found gathered in large numbers along the banks of rivers or lakes, or in the dense forest, their hunting-grounds; and not unfrequently also, scattered in little collections over the extended face of the country.
THE AMERICAN INDIANS including The first Americans, The first American farmers, The . The Siberian hunter-gatherers probably make their way along the north coast of Alaska and down through the valley of the Mackenzie river.
THE AMERICAN INDIANS including The first Americans, The first American farmers, The first American civilizations, The people of north America, Pre-Columbian Indians. Archaeological evidence shows that by about 15,000 years ago the central plains of America are widely inhabited. Traces of human activity at this time are preserved in the remarkable La Brea tar pit in Los Angeles. The glacial conditions further north mean that the central plains are at this time cool and moist.
Every kindergartner in America learns this story, yet many adults have the strange belief that all Indians were nomadic . By the time of European contact, most people in North America were farmers, not hunter-gatherers.
Every kindergartner in America learns this story, yet many adults have the strange belief that all Indians were nomadic hunter-gatherers. The Pilgrims settled in a good place to farm, because they settled in an abandoned Indian farming village, not an untouched wilderness. All the inhabitants of the village had recently died of smallpox. Indeed, since Mexico is usually counted as part of North America, there were significant civilizations with a history stretching back to the Olmec in the early first millennium BC. Even north of the Rio Grande, there were many settled farming societies.
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