By Arnold Marquis
This booklet offers uncomplicated information regarding American Indians that each vacationer and armchair tourist may wish or wish. half One is a quick account of the numerous various tribes within the reduce forty-eight states, detailing their cultures and lifeways, their relatives with the government, the pan-Indian circulation, and modern writings and journalism. half deals priceless recommendation approximately traveling reservations and counsel in examining ceremonials and dances, purchasing artwork and craftwork, and camping out on Indian lands. half 3 is an in depth, region-by-region consultant to the tribes and reservations, campgrounds, and frequently scheduled events.
Special sections record museums with vital collections of Indian paintings, crafts, and artifacts; agencies attracted to Indian affairs; and courses dedicated to tribal pursuits. there's additionally a gently chosen record of readings when you wish to understand extra approximately America’s first citizens.
The ebook is lavishly illustrated with photos and maps designed to help the vacationer who visits Indian Country.
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Extra resources for A guide to America's Indians: ceremonials, reservations, and museums
They make many different kinds of basketscovered baskets, dishlike baskets, plaques, and trays. They also make small toys and women's handbags in basketry. The Papagos use both the coiled and the open-stitch styles, decorating their work in natural colors and in black, red, and shades of green. Ironically, the Pimas, from whom the Papagos learned much of their basketry, have almost forgotten how to make fine baskets. Once they made beautiful close-coiled decorated baskets of willow and devil's-claw.
After the Minnesota Uprising by the Sioux, in which the Winnebagos took no part, the Winnebagos were forced to move to the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota. This proved a disaster, for they were relocated next to their blood enemies, the Sioux. In the winter of 1863-64 they were forced to move again. Of the two thousand who started the bitter and heartbreaking trek through storm and snow, eight hundred died. The remnants at last settled in Nebraska. By 1887 most American Indians had been settled on reservations.
At the same time the Indians were making imperishable contributions to the white-man's language. '' Hundreds of Indian words and phrases have become part of the American vernacular: wampum, wigwam, papoose, moccasin, tipi, toboggan, tomahawk, sachem, sagamore, tobacco, wickiup, hominy, tumpline, powwow, Manito (nature god), tuckahoe, caucus. Other words and terms have been inspired by contact with the Indians: firewater, peace pipe, blood brother, war party, brave, bucks, Great Spirit, Indian sign, Indian file, Indian summer, medicine man, happy hunting ground, and many others.