American Woodland Indians (Men-at-Arms) by Michael G Johnson, Richard Hook

By Michael G Johnson, Richard Hook

The wooded area cultural components of the japanese half the US has been an important in shaping its historical past. This quantity information the background, tradition and conflicts of the 'Woodland' Indians, a reputation assigned to the entire tribes dwelling east of the Mississippi River among the Gulf of Mexico and James Bay, together with the Siouans, Iroquians, and Algonkians. In a minimum of 3 significant battles among Indian and Euro-American army forces extra squaddies have been killed than on the conflict of Little Bighorn in 1876, while George Custer misplaced his command. via a number of illustrations and pictures, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Richard Hook, this identify explores the background and tradition of the yankee wooded area Indians.

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In the interim I have been privileged, in my yearly visits, to share daily life, ceremonial life, birth, death, anger, frustration, joy, and sorrow with friends and fictive family at Mescalero. 5 Although the initial contact with my 1964 friend was a Chiricahua one and many whose surnames appear in the Acknowledgments are also Chiricahua, the majority of those with whom I have worked intensively are Mescalero. This is especially true when considering esoterica such as the ceremonial, religious beliefs and practices, philosophical ideas, and ethnoastronomy, most of which I learned from Bernard.

Barbara Tedlock and Janice Wygant read drafts of the early chapters as they were produced; each provided me with valuable suggestions and indications where my prose or logic went awry. My appreciation to both of them, even when I did not take their advice, is profound. Thomas Curtin of Waveland Press provided critical reading and long-distance support when my attention or confidence flagged. His enthusiasm for a book not destined for his company was both exemplary and personally gratifying to me.

What is the first thing you will see when you leave our property? Then what do you see? Who lives in each house on our side of the street? " Or she would ask us to tell her about the color of the water in the West Branch of the Delaware River that ran by our home. Not satisfied with descriptions of the slippery moving water, we would also have to describe the birds and insects we saw. " She trained our eyes and our minds, too, as she made games of memorizing verses, paragraphs, pages, events, pictures, even the action in the Saturday morning serials at the local movie housealways expressing astonishment and pleasure as we verbally drew pictures or recited verses, paragraphs, pages, plots, and dialogue.

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