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Documents the surprisingly varied musical practices among North America's First Peoples, both historically and in the modern context. The entries address how ethnomusicologists with Native American heritage are revolutionizing approaches to the discipline, and showcase how musicians with First Peoples' heritage are influencing modern musical forms including native flute, orchestral string playing, gospel, and hip hop.
Offers complete descriptions and cultural contexts of the dress and ornamentation of the North American Indian tribes. The volume is divided into ten cultural regions, with each chapter giving an overview of the regional clothing. Individual tribes of the area follow in alphabetical order.
The earliest Native American writers wrote tribal histories or autobiographical accounts. Today, Native American writing is steeped in the oral traditions of many peoples and reflects a facility with language that is equally at home in prose or poetry.
A unique A-to-Z reference to the vast offerings made by American Indians throughout history. More than 450 entries provide a panorama of little-known information about the rich inventiveness of indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America. To be included in the book, the item must have originated in one of those three regions, have been used by Indian people, and have been adopted in some way by other cultures. While many of those contributions can clearly be shown to have been first invented or used by Indians, some entries cover inventions that were made independently by others as well. In these cases, the unique features of the American Indian science or technology are covered and compared to the other version of the item or process.
Information on prominent and lesser-known Native American military leaders, chiefs, shamans, explorers, scientists, athletes, inventors, artists, writers, and political activists, as well as on a select number of significant non-Indians (from Benjamin Franklin to Marlon Brando).
Organized by major cultural areas, the Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the cultures of continental North America and its early inhabitants, from Clovis big-game hunters of the Far West to the Thule sea mammal-hunting culture in Alaska.
Text covers traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, clothing, and more. Also discussed is contact with Europeans and American settlers, as well as how the people keep their culture alive today. Table of contents, map, fun facts, timeline, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
For thousands of years, the Chumash people have made their home on California's rich coast. Their story is one of survival and strength. Forced to work in Spanish missions in the 1700s, the Chumash lost much of their original way of life. Their struggle continued in the 1800s, when Chumash land fell under Mexican control and they faced oppression, poverty, and homelessness. After many years of hardship, the Chumash have regained some of their traditions. Many still live in their native homeland, and they look forward to the future with optimism and pride.
-- Engrossing introductions to the history and culture of North American Indian tribes -- Examines how Native Americans preserve their traditions today -- Complemented with black-and-white photographs, maps, and a full-color picture essay
Part I: The analysis: Background of the study -- Descriptive summary of the collection -- Structure and content of the narratives -- Part II: Narratives: The three worlds -- Old woman Momoy -- Coyote's life and times -- Still more myths -- Shamans and other phenomena -- Good stories retold.
The Chumash thrived along the Pacific coast in California for centuries. But eventually new settlers wanted their land and forced the Chumash into a new way of life. Today, the Chumash celebrate their traditions as they move toward the future in modern America.
v. 1. Food procurement and transportation -- v. 2. Food preparation and shelter -- v. 3. Clothing, ornamentation, and grooming -- v. 4. Ceremonial paraphernalia, games, and amusements -- v. 5. Manufacturing processes, metrology, and trade.
Pilulaw Khus has devoted her life to tribal, environmental, and human rights issues. With impressive candor and detail, she recounts those struggles here, offering a Native woman's perspective on California history and the production of knowledge about indigenous peoples. Readers interested in environmental studies will find vital eyewitness accounts of movements to safeguard important sites like Painted Rock and San Simeon Point from developers. Readers interested in indigenous storytelling will find Chumash origin tales and oral history as recounted by a gifted storyteller.
For thousands of years, Native Americans have called North America home. They built great cities, communities, and cultures in the continent's hills, valleys, deserts, and forests. However, for many, with the arrival of Europeans, traditional ways of life were challenged and sometimes eradicated entirely. As was the case with many Native tribes living on the West Coast, the Chumash were eventually influenced by the California missions and Catholic priests that populated the region from the 1700s onward. This is the story of how they persisted, despite hardship, and what life for Chumash members is like today.
Co-published with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, this children's tale is based on a Chumash oral legend about how to be a good host. Brightly illustrated by the author, the book incorporates Chumash words and traditional designs, and includes a tribal map and Chumash glossary.
The Chumash lived in and around the Santa Barbara Channel area. When the Spaniards reached the region in 1542, they were amazed by the large, well-organized villages, exceptionally beautiful stone carvings and baskets, and expert seafaring of the Chumash.
Print Resources in the General Collection (click on the cover to read the description in the library catalog)