A guide to America's Indians: ceremonials, reservations, and by Arnold Marquis

By Arnold Marquis

This publication presents uncomplicated information regarding American Indians that each vacationer and armchair vacationer may wish or wish. half One is a short account of the numerous diverse tribes within the reduce forty-eight states, detailing their cultures and lifeways, their kin with the government, the pan-Indian circulate, and modern writings and journalism. half bargains priceless suggestion approximately vacationing reservations and tips in reading ceremonials and dances, procuring paintings and craftwork, and camping out on Indian lands. half 3 is a close, region-by-region advisor to the tribes and reservations, campgrounds, and often scheduled events.

Special sections checklist museums with vital collections of Indian artwork, crafts, and artifacts; enterprises drawn to Indian affairs; and guides dedicated to tribal pursuits. there's additionally a gently chosen checklist of readings in case you want to recognize extra approximately America’s first citizens.

The e-book is lavishly illustrated with pictures and maps designed to assist the vacationer who visits Indian Country.

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The Kansa Indians moved into the area that is now Kansas. The Omahas went farther north, into the Nebraska area. The Poncas also went to Nebraska. All three tribes eventually were resettled in Indian Territory. In 1833 some of the Oneidas were moved from New York to a reservation near Green Bay, Wisconsin. Two other eastern Indian tribes, the Munsees and the Stockbridges, also were moved to Wisconsin about the same time. Only a handful of Winnebagos still live in Wisconsin, their home. The main body of Winnebagos were moved to Iowa and then to Minnesota.

Nearly all the tribes made baskets. They used them for carrying, for storage, for sorting, for holding water and other liquids, for cooking, for drinking. At first the baskets were solely utilitarian. Then the Indians began decorating them, simply at first, then with complex designs and in colors, adding tassels, fringes, and even tiny, tinkling devices to produce soft, musical tones as the baskets were carried. Each band developed its own style of basketry, its own sizes and shapes, ranging from miniatures, one-half inch in diameter, to massive containers too large for one person to carry.

The Navajos roved over a good portion of the Southwest before they were rounded up and for four years detained at the Bosque Redondo, a forty-square-mile tract of land in New Mexico. Later they were permitted to return to a portion of the land they had occupied, the area now the Navajo Reservation. The Apaches, also raiders and warriors, terrorized Arizona and New Mexico until they were rounded up and placed on reservations there. One band, the Chiricahuas and some related tribes, were sent as prisoners of war to Florida, then to Alabama, and finally to Oklahoma.

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