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Handbook of Middle American Indians
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General Editor for the Main Series: Robert Wauchope. 
University of Texas Press
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Imagen del editorVol. I: Natural Environment & Early Cultures, ed. by R. C. West, 1964; 550 pages; ISBN 0-292-73259-7. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Vol. 2 & 3: Archeology of Southern Mesoamerica, ed. by G. R. Willey, 1965; 568, 546 pages; ISBN 0-292-73260-0. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Vol. 4: Archeological Frontiers & External Connections, ed. by G. R. Willey, G.F. Ekholm, 1966; 369 pages; ISBN 0-292-73632-0. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Vol. 5 Linguistics. Edited by Norman A. McQuown. Cloth 1968; 410 pp. ISBN 0-292-73665-7. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.   

Vol. 6: Social Anthropology. University of Texas Press. Edited by Manning Nash. Trade Cloth 1967; 605 p, .ISBN 0-292-73666-5. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.  

Vols. 7 & 8: Ethnology, Pts. 1 & 2. 2 vols., 1969; 584p., 396 pp. Misc. bibl. ISBN 0-292-78419-8,  SET of 2 vols.. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Vol. 9: Physical Anthropology.  1970; 446p., ISBN ISBN 0-292-70014-8; (Reprint paper BOD: 0-685-23562-9). Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Vol. 10 & 11: Archeology of Northern Mesoamerica, ed. by Gordon Ekholm, & Ignacio Bernal, 1971, 468 pp, 444 pp.; ISBN 0-292-70150-0, SET of two vols.. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Vol. 12 Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources, Pt. 1. Edited by Howard F. Cline. Trade Cloth; 1972  476p.ISBN 0-292-70152-7,

Vol. 13 Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources, Part 2. Edited by Howard F. Cline and John B. Glass.; 1973; 439p.; ISBN 0-292-70153-5

Vols. 14 & 15: Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources (Parts 3 & 4). Edited by Howard F. Cline, Charles Gibson and H. B. Nicholson. illus. 1975. 748 pp. /Set; ISBN 0-292-70154-3. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Vol. 16: Sources Cited & Artifacts, ed. by Margaret A. Harrison, 1976, 332 pp. ISBN 0-292-73004-7

Supplements to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. General Editor: Victoria R. Bricker

Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 1: Archaeology.  University of Texas Press. Edited by Jeremy A. Sabloff and Patricia A. Andrews. illus. Trade Cloth, 1981, 463pp.  ISBN 0-292-77556-3. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 2: Linguistics.  University of Texas Press. Edited by Munro S. Edmonson. illus. Trade Cloth, 1984,146pp.  ISBN 0-292-77577-6


Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 3: Literatures.  University of Texas Press. Edited by Munro S. Edmonson. illus. Trade Cloth, 1985,195 pp.  ISBN 0-292-77593-8. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 4: Ethnohistory.  University of Texas Press. Edited by Ronald Spores. illus. Trade Cloth, 1986, 232 pp.  ISBN 0-292-77604-7. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 5: Epigraphy.  University of Texas Press. Edited by Victoria R. Bricker. illus. Trade Cloth, 1992, 195 pp.  ISBN 0-292-77650-0. Now Out-of-Print. LEA will find a copy from the OP market.

Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians. Vols. 6: Ethnology.  University of Texas Press. Edited by Victoria R. Bricker, John D. Monagham. illus. Trade Cloth, 2000, 344pp.  ISBN 0-292-70881-5


Handbook of North American Indians.

Handbook of North American Indians
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED: Vols. 2, 3, 14

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION EDITION
Published by the U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: Publication Started: 1978- in 20 vols. In Progress
A 20-volume encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology. Standard reference work for anthropologists, historians, students, and the general reader. Chapters by the main authorities on each topic. Area volumes include separate chapters on all tribes. Heavily illustrated, extensive bibliographies, well indexed. Each volume may be purchased and used independently. North American Indians. 11/1974 University of Chicago Press. Smithsonian Institution Staff. Library Binding ISBN 0-226-76617-9 

Handbook of North American Indians: Vol 1 William C. Sturtevant(Editor)  (Not Yet Published -- On Order)

NEW-2008:  Handbook of North American Indians,  Vol 2: Indians in Contemporary Society. Available Date 03/29/08. United States Government Printing Office. Edited by Garrick A. Bailey, Volume Editor, William C. Sturtevant, General Editor.  Hardcover, ISBN 0-16-080388-8; 9780160803888;  589 pp., ill. William C. Sturtevant, General Editor; Douglas H. Ubelaker, Volume Editor. This Vol. 2 is the 15th of a 20 volume set planned to give an encyclopedic summary of what is know about the prehistory, history, and cultures of the aboriginal peoples of North America north of the urban civilizations of central Mexico. This volume provides a basic reference work on Indians and Arctic peoples as a continuing element in a changing and sometimes difficult environment responding to the social forces around them, making such accommodations as circumstances require, but remaining identifiably Indian in a contemporary society. The 46 chapters in this volume explore how Indians and Arctic peoples maintain their Native identity in contemporary societies, including their responses to the social forces around them. The major sections include The Issues in the United States, The Issues in Canada, Demographic and Ethnic Issues, and Social and Cultural Revitalization. 
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NEW-2007:  Handbook of North American Indians,  Vol 3: Environment, Origins, and Population. Available Date 03/29/07. United States Government Printing Office. Edited by Ubelaker, Douglas; Sturtevant, William C.  Hardcover, ISBN 0-16-077511-6; 9780160775116;  1160 pgs.. William C. Sturtevant, General Editor; Douglas H. Ubelaker, Volume Editor. Provides a basic reference work on the environmental and biological background within which Native American Societies developed. Summarizes the early and late human biology or physical anthropology of Indians and Eskimos (Inuit). Surveys the earliest prehistoric cultures.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 4: History of Indian-White Relations. 12/1988 United States Government Printing Office. Edited by William C. Sturtevant and Wilcomb E. Washburn. illus. Trade Cloth ISBN 0-16-004583-5; S/N 047-000-00406-3;  852p. Alternate ISBN:  0-16-004583-5.  Provides a basic reference work on the history of the interactions in North America between the Native American peoples and those, primarily from Europe and Africa, who arrived after 1492. Includes essays on: national policies; military situation; political relations; economic relations; religious relations; and the concept of Indians in literature, popular culture, and movies. Alternate edition:  04/1989 Smithsonian Institution Press. Edited by William C. Sturtevant and Wilcomb E. Washburn. illus.;  852p.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 5: Arctic. 02/1985 United States Government Printing Office. William C. Sturtevant and David Damas. illus. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound. ISBN 0-16-004580-0; 845 pages. Alternate ISBN: 0-16-004580-0. Describes the prehistory, history, and culture of the Eskimo people of North America who lived in the Arctic area. 
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 6: Subartic.
Ed. J. Helm, 02/1985 United States Government Printing Office. William C. Sturtevant and David Damas. illus. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound; ISBN 0-16- ;  S/N 047-000-00398-9;  853 pages. Alternate ISBN:  0-16-004578-9. Describes the prehistory, history, and cultures of the aboriginal people of North America who lived in the Subarctic culture area, defined as extending from the coast of Labrador on the Atlantic Ocean to Cook Inlet and beyond on the Pacific.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 7: Northwest Coast. 08/1990 United States Government Printing Office. William C. Sturtevant and Wayne Suttles. illus. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound. ISBN 0-16-020390-2; S/N 047-000-00408-0; 793 pages.
Alternate ISBN: 16-020390-2. Provides background information on the native peoples of the Northwest Coastal environment, their languages, and early history. Also contains sections on: mythology, art, and the Indian Shaker Church.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 8: California. 1990 United States Government Printing Office. William C. Sturtevant and Robert F. Heizer. illus. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound. ISBN 0-16-004574-6; S/N 047-000-00347-4. 800 pages.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 9: Southwest. 1990 United States Government Printing Office. William C. Sturtevant and Alfonzo Ortiz. illus. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound ISBN 0-16-004577-0 S/N 047-000-00361-0. 701 pages.
Alternate ISBN: 0-16-004577-0. Covers the prehistory, general history, and languages of the entire Southwest, and the cultures and histories of the Pueblo peoples.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 10: Southwest. 10/1983 United States Government Printing Office. William C. Sturtevant and Alfonso Ortiz. illus. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound ISBN 0-16-004579-7 S/N 047-000-00390-3. 884 pages; ill. and 1 errata sheet..
Alternate ISBN: 0-16-004579-7. Covers the cultures, histories, and languages of the non-pueblo, or Circum-Pueblo people of the Southwest and those on the northern fringe of Mesoamerica. (Clothbound) 884 p.
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Handbook of North American Indians: Vol. 11: Great Basin. 1986 United States Government Printing Office. Edited by William C. Sturtevant and Warren L. D'Azevedo. illus. Trade Cloth ISBN 0-16-004581-9 S/N 047-000-00401-2; 863 pages; ill.. 
Alternate ISBN: 0-16-004581-9. Covers the history and culture of the original inhabitants of the area which is now Nevada, Utah, western Colorado, portions of southern Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, eastern California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 12: Plateau. 04/1998 United States Government Printing Office. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound ISBN 0-16-049514-8. 807 p.; ill.  Alternate ISBN:  0-16-049514-8. Provides a summary of what is known about the prehistory, history, and culture of the American Indians of the Plateau culture area. This area is defined by the region in the Northwestern United States and Southwestern Canada drained by the Columbia and Fraser rivers, except certain portions of the northern Great Basin drained by the Snake River. The Plateau culture area includes the Interior Salishan peoples, the Sahaptian peoples, and several cultural isolates, Athapaskan outliers, and the Kootenai and Cayuse.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 13: Plains Indians; Nov 2001, United States Government Printing Office. Edited by William C. Sturtevant and Warren L. D'Azevedo; Trade Cloth; Box or Slipcased, ISBN: 0-16-050400-7; 2 books. (1392 p.) ill..   Alternate ISBN:   0-16-050400-7. Describes the prehistory, history, and culture of the aboriginal peoples who lived in the region of tall-grass prairies and short-grass high plains of North America.Two volume set.
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NEW-2004: Handbook of North American Indians Vol 14: Southeast.
Florida Seminole, 1852. Smithsonian, NAA.Florida Seminole, 1852. Smithsonian, NAA.Raymond D. FOGELSON, Volume Editor. Published in 2004
The Southeast Indians were sophisticated farmers, hunters, gatherers, and fishers occupying a diverse region extending from the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southern
Appalachians, the Carolina Piedmont, the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains, Florida, and west of the mountains to the rich valley of the southern Mississippi River. The complexity and uniqueness of the Southeast culture area is detailed in 64 chapters written by 63 leading authorities, both anthropologists and historians.

Separate chapters describe and illustrate the culture of each major tribe and tribal group, their history, transformation, and evolution over time. Regional and subregional overviews frame these and summarize the long prehistory of the area. Special topic chapters examine broad aspects of culture that characterize the Southeast and cross-cut tribal lines.

Introductory chapters explore the history of research in the area, languages spoken, and environment, and synthesize information on many small groups inadequately described in the historical literature. 508 illustrations--maps, drawings, paintings, engravings, photographs. Essays on sources, extensive bibliography, detailed index.
Clothbound, 8-1/2 x 11 inches, 1,042 pages. ISBN: 0-16-072300-0.
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Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15: Northeast. 1990 United States Government Printing Office. William C. Sturtevant and Bruce G. Trigger. illus. Boxed,  Slipcased, and/or casebound ISBN 0-16-004575-4 S/N 047-000-00351-2; 971 p.; ill., 2 maps in pocket.  Alternate ISBN:  0-16-048774-9. Provides a basic reference work on the Native languages of North America, their characteristics and uses, their historical relationships, and the history of research on these languages.
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Handbook of North American Indians : Vol 16 Hardcover  (Not Yet Published -- On Order)

Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 17: Languages. 10/1996 United States Government Printing Office. Boxed, Slipcased, and/or casebound ISBN 0-16-048774-9. Ives Goddard, Volume  editor. 957 pp. 27 chapters on native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. Fold-out, color map. 1996.
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Handbook of South American Indians
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Handbook of South American Indians. 
Edited by Julian H. Steward. illus. 
Initially published by the Gov. Printing Office, 1946-59
Cooper Square Publishers, Incorporated. Reprint of the original edition.

Vol. 1: Marginal Tribes, ISBN 0-8154-0212-0, 624pp
Vol. 2: Andean Civilizations, ISBN 0-8154-0213-9, 1,035 pgs.
Vol. 3: Tropical Forest Tribes, ISBN 0-8154-0214-7, 986 pgs..
Vol. 4: The Circum-Caribbean Tribes, ISBN 0-8154-0215-5 609 p
Vol. 5: Comparative Anthropology of South American Indians, ISBN 0-8154-0216-3, 844 pages, 56 plates, 190 figures, 22 maps
Vol. 6: Physical Anthropology, Linguistics & Cultural Geography of South American Indians, ISBN 0-8154-0217-1, 715pp
Vol. 7: The Index, ISBN 0-8154-0218-X, 286pp.

MORE than a hundred contributors, all from the Am rica l nave undertaken the task of producing t}feg|bre volumes of this Handbook, of which the twjo Junder review are the first to appear; a vdfcjjre' will be devoted to each of four cultural divisions into which South America and certain regions to the north have been divided: marginal and hunting tribes from Terra del Fuego up to northeastern Brazil; the Andean civilizations to the west; the tribes of tropical forests and savannah in the great central areas of the sub-continent and on the east coast; and the circum-Caribbean cultures to the north and up the Isthmus to Honduras and along the Antilles to Cuba. The fifth volume, designated the comparative anthropology of the South American Indians, will contain general summaries and comparisons of the various aspects of the cultures previously detailed.


The Cambridge History of the
Native Peoples of the Americas

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas
Volume 1, North America (Boxed in 2 parts)
Edited by Bruce G. Trigger, McGill University, Montréal
Wilcomb E. Washburn, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the AmericasHardback
COMPLETE SET, boxed: Parts 1 and 2:  ISBN-13: 9780521344401 | ISBN-10: 0521344409
Part 1: 
ISBN-13:9780521573924 | ISBN-10:0521573920
Part 2: 
ISBN-13:9780521573931 | ISBN-10:0521573939
42 halftones 53 maps
Page extent: 1072 pages
Size: 228 x 152 mm
Weight: 2.095 kg
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                     Vols. 1 and 2, not boxed: $295.00

 

This book provides the first comprehensive history of the Native Peoples of North America from their arrival in the western hemisphere to the present. It describes how Native Peoples have dealt with the environmental diversity of North America and have responded to the different European colonial regimes and national governments that have established themselves in recent centuries. It also examines the development of a pan-Indian identity since the nineteenth century and provides a unique comparison not found in other histories of how Native Peoples have fared in Canada and the United States.

First comprehensive history of native peoples living north of the present Mexico border • First study which compares how Indians have fared in the United States and Canada • Considers major patterns in history of native peoples of North America including the development of a pan-Indian identity.

Contents: 1. Native view of history Peter Nabokov; 2. Native peoples in Euro-American historiography Wilcomb E. Washburn and Bruce G. Trigger; 3. The first Americans and the differentiation of hunter-gatherer cultures Dean R. Snow; 4. Indigenous farmers Linda S. Cordell and Bruce D. Smith; 5. Agricultural chiefdoms of the Eastern woodlands Bruce D. Smith; 6. Entertaining strangers: North America in the sixteenth century Bruce G. Trigger and William R. Swagerty; 7. Native people and European settlers in Eastern North America, 1600–1783 Neal Salisbury; 8. The expansion of European colonization to the Mississippi valley, 1780–1880 Michael D. Green; 9. The Great Plains from the arrival of the horse to 1885 Loretta Fowler; 10. The greater Southwest and California from the beginning of European settlement to the 1880s Howard R. Lamar with Sam Truett; 11. The Northwest from the Beginning of Trade with Europeans to the 1880s Robin A. Fisher; 12. The reservation period, 1880–1960 Frederick E. Hoxie; 13. The Northern interior, 1600 to modern times Arthur J. Ray; 14. The Arctic from Norse contact to modern times David Damas; 15. The native American renaissance, 1960–1994, Wilcomb E. Washburn; Bibliographical essays.
 

Volume 2, Mesoamerica (Boxed in 2 parts)
Edited by Richard E. W. Adams, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Murdo J. M
acLeod, University of Florida

The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the AmericasHardback
COMPLETE SET, boxed: Parts 1 and 2:  ISBN-13: 9780521652056 | ISBN-10: 0521652057
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art 1:  ISBN-13: 9780521351652 | ISBN-10: 0521351650
Part 2: 
ISBN-13:9780521652049 | ISBN-10:0521652049
50 line figures 50 halftones 51 maps 17 tables
Page extent: 1064 pages
Size: 228 x 152 mm
Weight: 1.96 kg
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This two-volume set of The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas gives a comprehensive and authoritative overview of all the important native civilizations of the Mesoamerican area, beginning with archaeological discussions of paleoindian, archaic and preclassic societies, and continuing to the present. Fully illustrated and engagingly written, the book is divided into sections that discuss the native cultures of Mesoamerica before and after their first contact with the Europeans. The various chapters balance theoretical points of view as they trace the cultural history and evolutionary development of such groups as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztec, the Zapotec, and the Tarascan. The chapters covering the prehistory of Mesoamerica offer explanations for the rise and fall of the Classic Maya, the Olmec, and the Aztec, giving multiple interpretations of debated topics, such as the nature of Olmec culture. Through specific discussions of the native peoples of the different regions of Mexico, the chapters on the period since the arrival of the Europeans address the themes of contact, exchange, transfer, survivals, continuities, resistance, and the emergence of modern nationalism and the nation-state.
• Comprehensive: all major cultures covered • Authoritative: all authors are specialists who are outstanding in their fields • Well written, accessible to both scholarly and lay audiences

Contents: 1. Introduction to a survey of the native prehistoric cultures of Mesoamerica Richard E. W. Adams; 2. The Paleoindian and Archaic cultures of Mesoamerica Robert N. Zeitlin and Judith Francis Zeitlin; 3. The preclassic societies of the central highlands of Mesoamerica David C. Grove; 4. The precolumbian cultures of the Gulf Coast Richard A. Diehl; 5. The Maya lowlands: pioneer farmers to merchant princes Norman Hammond; 6. The central American highlands from the rise of Teotihuacan to the decline of Tula George L. Cowgill; 7. Western and Northwestern Mexico Shirley S. Gorenstein; 8. Cultural evolution in Oaxaca: the origins of the Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations Joyce Marcus and Kent V. Flannery; 9. The southeast frontiers of Mesoamerica Payson D. Sheets; 10. The Maya highlands and the adjacent Pacific coast Robert J. Sharer; 11. The Aztecs and their contemporaries: the central and Eastern Mexican highlands Thomas H. Charlton; 12. Mesoamerica since the Spanish invasion: an overview Murdo J. MacLeod; 13. Legacies of resistance, adaptation, and tenacity: history of the native peoples of Northwest Mexico Susan M. Deeds; 14. The native peoples of Northeastern Mexico David Frye; 15. The indigenous peoples of Western Mexico from the Spanish invasion to the present Eric Van Young; 16. Native peoples of colonial Central Mexico Sarah L. Cline; 17. Native peoples of Central Mexico since independence Frans J. Schryer; 18. Native peoples of the Gulf Coast from the colonial period to the present Susan Deans-Smith; 19. The indigenous population of Oaxaca from the sixteenth century to the present María de los Angeles Romero Frizzi; 20. The Lowland Maya, from the conquest to the present Grant D. Jones; 21. The Highland Maya W. George Lovell.


Volume 3, South America (Parts 1 and 2) (Boxed)
Edited by Frank Salomon, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Stuart Schwartz, Yale University, Connecticut


The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the AmericasHardback
COMPLETE SET, boxed: Parts 1 and 2:  ISBN-13: 9780521333931 | ISBN-10: 0521333938
Part 1: 
ISBN-13:9780521630757 | ISBN-10:0521630754
Part 2: 
ISBN-13:9780521630764 | ISBN-10:0521630762
7 halftones 12 maps
Page extent: 1400 pages
Size: 228 x 152 mm
Weight: 3.44 kg
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This two-volume set of the Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, is the first major survey of research on the indigenous peoples of South America from the earliest peopling of the continent to the present since Julian Steward’s Handbook of South American Indians was published half a century ago. Although this volume concentrates on continental South America, peoples in the Caribbean and lower Central America who were linguistically or culturally connected are also discussed. This volume is an ‘idea-oriented history’, emphasizing the development of general themes instead of presenting every group and society. Indigenous peoples’ own stories of the past are used as well as the standard accounts written by outsiders. Research is presented following regional and conceptual frameworks; some chapters overlap or present differing interpretations. The volume’s emphasis is on self-perceptions of the indigenous peoples of South America at various times and under differing situations.
First comprehensive history of native peoples living in South America to be published in fifty years • Includes multiple perspectives, provided by authors of different backgrounds and indigenous people’s own stories • Emphasises indigenous people’s perceptions of themselves

Contents: Introduction Frank Salomon and Stuart Schwartz; 1. Testimonies: the making and reading of native South American historical sources; 2. Ethnography in South America: the first two hundred years; 3. The earliest South American lifeways; 4: The maritime, highland, forest dynamic and the origins of complex culture; 5. The evolution of Andean diversity: regional formations, 500 BCE–600 CE; 6. Andean urbanism and statecraft, 550–1450 CE; 7. Chiefdoms: the prevalence and persistence of ‘Señorios Naturales’, 1400 to European conquest; 8. Archaeology of the Caribbean region; 9. Prehistory of the Southern Cone; 10. The fourfold domain: Inka power and its social foundations; 11. The crises and transformations of invaded societies: the Caribbean, 1492–1580; 12. The crises and transformations of invaded societies, 1500–1580: Andean area; 13. The crises and transformations of invaded societies: coastal Brazil in the sixteenth century; 14. The crises and transformations of invaded societies in the La Plata Basin (1535–1650); 15. The colonial condition in the Quechua-Aymara heartland, 1570–1780; 16. Warfare, reorganization, and readaptation at the margins of Spanish rule: the southern margin (1573–1882); 17. The western margins of Amazonia from the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth century; 18. Warfare, reorganization, and readaptation at the margins of Spanish rule: the Chaco and Paraguay (1573–1882); 19. Destruction, resistance and transformation: southern, coastal and northern Brazil, 1580–1890; 20. Native peoples confront colonial regimes in northeastern South America, c. 1500–1900; 21. New peoples and new kinds of people: adaptation, readjustment, and ethnogenesis in South American indigenous societies (Colonial Era); 22. The ‘Republic of Indians’ in revolt (c. 1680–c. 1790); 23. Andean highland peasants and the trials of nation-making during the nineteenth century; 24. Indigenous peoples and the rise of independent nation-states in lowland South America; 25. Andean people in the twentieth century; 26. Lowland peoples of the twentieth century.


NATIVE PEOPLES A to Z – A Reference Guide to Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
Second Edition, December 2009
Hardback
COMPLETE SET, 8 vols.
Publication Date: December 2009
Format: 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. About 3,200 pp. 26 lbs.

ISBN-13: 978-1878592736. ISBN-10: 1878592734
 LEA Price: Boxed set $1,195.00

Reviews by notable Native American scholars:
I was impressed by the amount of research in the work – the selection, writing and editing.  I note the thoroughness of each entry.
Professor Gretchen Ronnow, Wayne State College, Nebraska

This is a wonderful idea.
The coverage is very impressive and the tone very consistent. A very welcome research tool

Professor Kathleen Sands,  Arizona State University

     Library patrons no longer have to search through dozens of references on North, South and Central America for current information on the Native Peoples of the Americas with the publication of NATIVE PEOPLES A to Z – A Reference Guide to Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
    
NATIVE PEOPLES A to Z provides librarians and media specialists with a current reference work that reflects the changing times and attitudes of, and towards the indigenous peoples of all the regions of the Americas. Native People living in North America represent less than four percent of Indians of the Western Hemisphere. Bolivia has three times the Native People population of the United States. Mexico has about fifteen times as many Native Peoples as the United States. To truly understand the history and cultures of Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere one must examine all the groups and regions of the Americas.
    
The demand for a reference work of this dimension springs from the growing interest in Native Peoples affairs over the last fifty years.
Allied with this has been the realization in North America that while Native Americans remain citizens of their respective states, they are also members of a wider Native Peoples community stretching from the Arctic in the north to the Antarctic in the south
    
The Second Edition contains a new section − Internet Resources. This new section provides the names of websites and links on Native Peoples of the western hemisphere.  Hundreds of color pictures have been added to enhance the visual quality of the expertly written text. The updated Chronology section brings attention to the new accomplishments and challenges facing the Native Peoples of the western hemisphere. An expanded Bibliography contains the latest titles published on Native Peoples

 

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