Native Americans – Clothing
Native American clothing prior to the arrival of Europeans was different depending on the tribe and the climate where the tribe
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in
The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area
Two hundred years ago, herds of elk and antelope dotted the hills of the San Francisco-Monterey Bay area. Grizzly bears lumbered down to the creeks to fish for silver salmon and steelhead trout. From
Ojibwe in Minnesota (People Of Minnesota)
With insight and candor, noted Ojibwe scholar Anton Treuer traces thousands of years of the complicated history of the Ojibwe people—their economy, culture, and clan system and how these have
How did Native American eating habits change after Europeans arrived?
The Europeans introduced some new plants and animals that didn't exist in the Americas originally, such as bananas, wheat, sheep, and cows. Some Native American farming tribes, such as the Navajos or
Native American cuisine of North America
The essential staple foods of the Eastern Woodlands Aboriginal Americans were maize (also called "corn"), beans, and squash. These were called the "Three Sisters" because they were planted
Native American Quillwork
Quillwork is perhaps the oldest form of Native American embroidery. Porcupine quills are soaked to make them pliable, and the flattened and dyed to give them color. The quills were then arranged into
What is Pemmican? Pemmican is a nutritious, preserved food created by Native American Indians. The term Pemmican is derived from pimii, the Cree-Chippewa word for
Description and Definition of War Clubs. War Clubs encompass a wide variety of weapons used by the different tribes of Native American
Natives, North American
Natives, North American, peoples who occupied North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th cent.
Asmall nomadic tribe of 1,500 Indians, the Naskapis lived south of Ungava Bay, between the Labrador coast and Hudson Bay until the 17th century. Since agriculture was impractical in thes northern
Drifting Goose – Hunkpati Dakota
Born near his people's traditional hunting grounds north of Redfield, South Dakota in 1821, Drifting Goose was chief of his Hunkpati band for 45
Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 8: California
William C. Sturtevant, general editor; Robert F. Heizer, volume editor.
Summarizes what is known of the aboriginal culture forms and practices of about 60 California