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Title America in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of Columbus / edited and with an introduction by Alvin M. Josephy ; developed by Frederick E. Hoxie.

Imprint New York : Vintage Books, 1993.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  970.011 Am35 1993    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Vintage Books ed.
Description xii, 477 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1992.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-461) and index.
Contents The center of the universe / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. -- We, the people, 1492 -- The becoming of the native: man in America before Columbus / N. Scott Momaday -- Northern hunters / Robin Ridington -- People of the salmon / Richard D. Daugherty -- Taking care of the earth and sky / Peter Iverson -- Farmers of the woodlands / Peter Nabokov, Dean Snow -- Men of maize / Miguel Leon-Portilla -- A continent on the move / Louis C. Faron -- In the Realm of the Four Quarters / Alan Kolata -- American civilization, 1492 -- A richness of voices / Joel Sherzer -- Religious forms and themes / Sam D. Gill -- A kinship of spirit / Jay Miller -- American frontiers / Francis Jennings -- Systems of knowledge / Clara Sue Kidwell -- The persuasive world of arts / Christian F. Feest -- Afterword / Vine Deloria, Jr. -- Genetic classification of the languages of the Americas / Joel Sherzer.
Summary Illustrated essays on the history and cultures of American Indians. Covers geographic locations, languages, spiritual beliefs, customs, and art. When Columbus landed in 1492, the New World was far from being a vast expanse of empty wilderness: it was home to some seventy-five million people. They ranged from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, spoke as many as two thousand different languages, and lived in groups that varied from small bands of hunter-gatherers to the sophisticated and dazzling empires of the Incas and Aztecs. This brilliantly detailed and documented volume brings together essays by fifteen leading scholars field to present a comprehensive and richly evocative portrait of Native American life on the eve of Columbus's first landfall. Developed at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and edited by award-winning author Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., America in 1492 is an invaluable work that combines the insights of historians, anthropologists, and students of art, religion, and folklore. Its dozens of illustrations, drawn from largely from the rare books and manuscripts housed at the Newberry Library, open a window on worlds flourished in the Americas five hundred years ago.
Subject Indians -- History.
Indians -- Antiquities.
America -- Antiquities.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Indians. (OCoLC)fst00969307
Indians -- Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00969313
America. (OCoLC)fst01239786
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Josephy, Alvin M., 1915-2005.
Hoxie, Frederick E., 1947-
ISBN 0679743375 (pbk.)
9780679743378 (pbk.)

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