American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum

Editor: Johansen, Bruce E.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-44-082873-7
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 50
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum is organized by cultural form (Arts; Family, Education, and Community; Food; Language and Literature; Media and Popular Culture; Music and Dance; Spirituality; and Transportation and Housing). Examples of topics covered include icons of Native culture, such as pow wows, Indian dancing, and tipi dwellings; Native art forms such as pottery, rock art, sandpainting, silverwork, tattooing, and totem poles; foods such as corn, frybread, and wild rice; and Native Americans in popular culture.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Volume One
  • PART 1: OVERVIEW
  • Population and Demographics
  • How Many Native People in 1491?
  • Disease, Depopulation, and Cultural Destruction
  • Cultural Genocide
  • Today's Native American Demographics
  • Nations, Tribes, and Other Native Groups
  • Alaska Native Corporations
  • Apache Culture
  • California's Plethora of Native Peoples
  • Cherokee Political and Legal Culture
  • Cheyenne Cultural Context
  • Nez Perce
  • Northwest Coast Culture Area
  • Osage Economic Culture
  • Pequot Cultural Context
  • Ponca Culture
  • Pueblo Cultural Context
  • Seminole Contemporary Culture
  • Ute Culture
  • Wyandot (Huron) Economic Culture
  • General Historical Considerations
  • Consensus in Governance as a Cultural Value
  • The Fur Trade and Cultural Change
  • Guns and Cultural Change
  • Horses and Cultural Change
  • Treaty Diplomacy, Cultural Context
  • PART 2: CULTURAL FORMS
  • Arts
  • Arts Overview
  • American Indian Arts and Crafts Fairs
  • Spotlight: Indian Arts and Crafts Act (1990)
  • Clothing
  • Cultural Appropriation: Questions and Issues
  • Spotlight: Paleontology and Appropriation
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Spotlight: Culture Bearers
  • Gorman, Rudolph Carl (“R.C.”) (1931–2005)
  • Jemison, G. Peter (1945–)
  • Ledger Art
  • Luna, James (1950–)
  • Moccasins
  • Navajo Weaving
  • Pottery
  • Spotlight: Martinez, Maria Montoya (1887–1980)
  • Spotlight: Nampeyo (ca. 1859–1942)
  • Rock Art
  • Sandpainting
  • Silverwork
  • Tattoos
  • Totem Poles
  • Family, Education, and Community
  • Family, Education, and Community Overview
  • Birthing Customs
  • Buffalo (Bison) Culture
  • Spotlight: Buffalo Hunt Customs and Protocols
  • Civic and Military Societies
  • Spotlight: Coup, Counting Coup
  • Climate Change and Native Peoples
  • Spotlight: Climate Change and Alaska Natives
  • Education: Acculturalization and Boarding Schools
  • Spotlight: Boarding School Profiles: Chemawa Indian School and St. George's Indian School
  • Spotlight: Education Revival: A Muckleshoot Case Study
  • Funerary Customs
  • Gift-Giving
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) (1990)
  • Pan-Indianism
  • Spotlight: Reindigenization
  • Restorative Justice
  • Spotlight: Harmony Ethic, Cherokee
  • Spotlight: Reciprocity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Trade, Cultural Attributes
  • Urban American Indians
  • Wampum
  • Wedding Customs
  • Women in Native American Cultures
  • Spotlight: Women in Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Culture
  • Food
  • Food Overview
  • Agriculture
  • Spotlight: Corn and Culture
  • Fishing Culture, Pacific Northwest
  • Food and Culture: North Pacific Coast
  • Foods and Medicines from Native American Cultures
  • Spotlight: Examples of Foods Native to the Americas
  • Spotlight: Native American Vegetal Remedies Used Today
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Food Sovereignty: Local and Regional Examples
  • Spotlight: Seed Recovery: The Iroquois White Corn Project
  • Spotlight: Frybread
  • Wild Rice
  • Volume Two
  • Language and Literature
  • Language and Literature Overview
  • Alexie, Sherman Joseph (1966–)
  • Bonnin, Gertrude (Zitkala-Ša) (1876–1938)
  • Spotlight: Cradleboard Teaching Project
  • Eastman, Charles Alexander (Ohíye S'a) (1858–1939)
  • Erdrich, Louise (1954–)
  • Figures of Speech, Native American Origins
  • Spotlight: Names from Native Cultures
  • Graphic Novels
  • Harjo, Joy (1951–)
  • Hobson, Geary (1941–)
  • Humor, as Cultural Attribute
  • Spotlight: Humor: Today's Reservation Jibes
  • Language Reclamation: Eastern Tribes
  • Spotlight: Dakota Language in Rap Music
  • Language Recovery in Indigenous North America
  • Spotlight: Indigenous Language Institute
  • Momaday, N. Scott (1934–)
  • Oratory and Oral Culture
  • Ortiz, Simon J. (1941–)
  • Owens, Louis (1948–2002)
  • Spotlight: Sequoyah (ca. 1770–1840)
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon (1948–)
  • Treuer, David (1970–)
  • Vizenor, Gerald Robert (1934–)
  • Welch, James (1940–2003)
  • Media, Popular Culture, Sports, and Gaming
  • Media, Popular Culture, Sports, and Gaming Overview
  • Beach, Adam (1972–)
  • Eyre, Chris (1968–)
  • Farmer, Gary (1953–)
  • Gambling
  • George-Kanentiio, Douglas Mitchell (1955–)
  • Indian Country Today Media Network
  • Lacrosse: Cultural Context
  • Lucas, Phil (1942–2007)
  • Major League Baseball, Racial Politics, and Native Americans
  • Mills, Billy (1938–)
  • Museums
  • Spotlight: National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
  • Native American Film: Actors, Actresses, and Stereotypes
  • Spotlight: Imagining Indians
  • Spotlight: Smoke Signals
  • Rogers, Will (1879–1935)
  • Silverheels, Jay (1912–1980)
  • Sixkiller, Alex (Sonny) (1951–)
  • Spencer, Chaske (1975–)
  • Studi, Wes (1947–)
  • Thorpe, James (1888–1953)
  • West, W. Richard (1943–)
  • Wild West Shows and American Indian Cultural Clubs
  • Music and Dance
  • Music and Dance Overview
  • Avery, Dawn Buckholz
  • Bell, John Kim (1952–)
  • Bitter Tears (Johnny Cash) (1964)
  • Spotlight: Canyon Records
  • Litefoot (Gary Paul Davis) (1969–)
  • Musical Instrumentation, Traditional and Modern
  • Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMAA)
  • Pow Wows
  • Spotlight: Jingle and Hoop Dances
  • Spotlight: Round Dance
  • Sainte-Marie, Buffy (1941–)
  • Shenandoah, Joanne (1958–)
  • Sun Dance
  • Trudell, John (1946–)
  • Spotlight: Ulali
  • Westerman, Floyd Red Crow (1936–2007)
  • Spirituality
  • Spirituality Overview
  • American Indian Religious Freedom Act (1978)
  • Dream Catcher
  • Ghost Dance
  • Grandfathers (Hadowi): False Faces
  • “Great Spirit”: Reality and Fantasy
  • Handsome Lake (Gaiwiiyo), Code of
  • Kateri Tekakwitha (Mohawk) (1656–1680)
  • Katsinas
  • Spotlight: Kiva
  • Mother Earth, as Cultural Theme
  • Mound Cultures of the Ohio Valley
  • Native American Church, Peyote Rituals
  • Peyote
  • Spotlight: The Sacred Pipe
  • Seven Drums (Dreamer) Spirituality
  • The Shakers (Pacific Northwest)
  • Smokehouse (Longhouse) Spirituality
  • Spirituality: Creek
  • Spirituality: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
  • Sweat Lodge
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thunderbird
  • Vision Quest
  • Transportation and Housing
  • Transportation and Housing Overview
  • Canoe Culture, Pacific Northwest
  • Canoes and Culture: Eastern North America
  • Hogan, Navajo
  • Longhouse (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois)
  • Longhouses (Pacific Northwest)
  • Pueblo Architecture
  • Tipi
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Editor and Contributors