ERIC Number: ED182099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Agriculture of the American Indian--A Select Bibliography. Bibliographies of Agriculture No. 4.
Harvey, Cecil L., Comp.
Sixty percent of the crops used in today's diet were developed by the American Indians, whose extensive agricultural technology spanned two continents and some 7000 years. The subject matter of this partly annotated bibliography not only covers the agricultural contributions of the American Indian, but also discusses aspects of technology, settlement patterns, economics, family organization, and religious ritual as they relate to agriculture. It begins with 75 comprehensive historical, anthropological, and bibliographical references. The second section deals with the agriculture of particular regions and cultures. A unit on Meso America has a separate unit devoted to the Aztec-Maya. Other units are on Canada and South America. The unit on the United States is subdivided into regions including the Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Great Lakes, Plains, and California. The third section of the bibliography covers specific Native American Crops, including corn, wild rice, cotton, cucurbits, tobacco, and beans. The section on livestock includes a separate unit on wild turkeys. The last three sections deal with agriculture on Indian reservations in the U.S. and Canada, uncultivated plants, and irrigation. The materials listed include children's books, magazine articles, dissertations, books, scientific reports, and government documents. Most were written between 1940 and 1977. (DS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agriculture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Family (Sociological Unit), Farmers, Food, Forestry, Government Role, History, Horticulture, Land Settlement, Livestock, Nutrition, Religion, Technology, Tribes
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.