ERIC Number: ED228005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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American Indians of the Southwest.
Dutton, Bertha P.
Designed for both the specialist and nonspecialist, the book provides a synthesis of Southwestern Indian culture based on long familiarity with the people. Chapter 1 describes the physical aspects of American Indians, land and Aboriginal inhabitants, and development of socio-religious patterns. Chapter II is about Pueblo Peoples (Tanoans, Keresans, Zunian, and Hopi Groups), including a brief history, cultural characteristics, general appearance, location and population, languages, social organization, and the Canes of Office. Chapter III looks at Athabascans (Navajo and Apache), providing the same information as well as more specific topics: Hopi-Navajo land dispute and off-reservation Navajo, Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Jicarilla. Chapter IV tells about Ute Indians (Ute Mountain Ute, Southern and Northern Ute). Chapter V covers Southern Paiute and Chemehuevi Indians. Chapter VI provides information on the Colorado River Indian Tribes (Mohave, Yuman or Quechan, and Cocopah People), the Pai (Havasupai and Hualapai), Salt River Indian Agency (Pima-Maricopa, Yavapai, Yavapai-Apache, Mohave-Apache, and "Payson Apache"), the Pimans (Pima and Papago), the Maricopa, and the Cahitans (Yaqui Indians). Chapter VII highlights arts and crafts of Southwestern Indians and the appendices include a calendar of annual Indian events, statistics on New Mexico and Arizona Indian populations, and a 463-item bibliography. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Cultural Traits, Life Style, Social Structure, Tribes
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 ($29.95 cloth; $14.95 paperback).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Books
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