"A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians contains 27 original contributions by leading scholars who work actively as researchers in American Indian communities, or on the topic of American Indians. The book summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point."--Jacket.
Introduction : What is the "anthropology" of "American Indians"? / Thomas Biolsi -- Political and historical ecologies / Kenneth M. Ames -- Historical demography / Russell Thornton -- Women and men / Martha C. Knack -- Politics / Loretta Fowler -- Tribal or native law / Bruce Granville Miller -- Culture and reservation economies / Kathleen Pickering -- Knowledge systems / Eugene S. Hunn -- Oral traditions / Rodney Frey -- Religion / Raymond Bucko -- Music / Luke Eric Lassiter -- Art / Rebecca J. Dobkins -- Political and legal status ("lower 48" states) / Political and legal status of Alaska natives / Caroline L. Brown -- Federal Indian policy and anthropology / George Pierre Castile -- Contemporary globalization and tribal sovereignty / Randel D. Hanson -- Treaty rights / Larry Nesper -- Education / Alice Littlefield -- Representational practices / Pauline Turner Strong -- The politics of native culture / Kirk Dombrowski -- Cultural appropriation / Tressa Berman -- Community healing and cultural citizenship / Renya K. Ramirez -- Native Hawaiians / Cari Costanzo Kapur -- Ethnography / Peter Whiteley -- Beyond "applied" anthropology / Les W. Field -- Language / James Collins -- Visual anthropology / Harald E.L. Prins -- Archaeology / Larry J. Zimmerman
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