Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-282) and index.
Introduction / Laura F. Klein and Lillian A. Ackerman -- The Arctic. Gender in Inuit society / Lee Guemple -- The Northwest Coast. Mother as clanswoman : rank and gender in Tlingit society / Laura F. Klein -- The Subarctic. Asymmetric equals : women and men among the Chipewyan / Henry S. Sharp -- The Plateau. Complementary but equal : gender status in the Plateau / Lillian A. Ackerman -- The Northeast. First among equals? the changing status of Seneca women / Joy Bilharz -- The Plains. Blackfoot persons / Alice B. Kehoe -- California. Evolving gender roles in Pomo society / Victoria D. Patterson -- The Basin. The dynamics of Southern Paiute women's roles / Martha C. Knack -- The Southwest : Navajo. The gender status of Navajo women / Mary Shepardson -- The Southwest : Pueblo. Continuity and change in gender roles at San Juan Pueblo / Sue-Ellen Jacobs -- The Southeast. Women's status among the Muskogee and Cherokee / Richard A. Sattler -- Gender and power in native North America : concluding remarks / Daniel Maltz and JoAllyn Archambault.