THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON February 1, 2020, AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR COLLECTION STANDARDS. Those wishing to continue using this text can access it from the Open Textbook Library (https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/). ----------- Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter.
Dr. Susan Stebbins, Open SUNY