ERIC Number: ED113066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Eastern American Indian Communities.
Thomas, Robert K.
Identification of social and cultural commonalities among American Indians of the eastern U.S. reveal 4 geographical areas--(1) the eastern seaboard (the largest group in both number of distinct groups and population); (2) the inland area; (3) Louisiana (a combination of inland and seaboard characteristics); (4) the eastern Great Lakes area (Michigan and Indiana). Further typological identification provides the following categories: (1) Tribals (preservation of ancestral continuity via extensive use of the language); (2) Tribals in Transition (experiencing social change); (3) "Ideologized" Tribes (preservation of aboriginal traits via modern reinterpretation); (4) Resurgent Peoples (population resurgence); (5) Reconstituted Peoples (intertribal amalgams); (6) Displaced Peoples (communities formed in response to social isolation); and (7) City Indians (farthest removed from ancestral ways). (JC)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Classification, Cultural Traits, Federal Aid, History, Nonreservation American Indians, Preservation, Social Structure, Tribes
Not available separately, see RC 008 769. ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.; American Indian Resource Associates, Oglala, SD.