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The Resource The A to Z of early North America, Cameron B. Wesson

The A to Z of early North America, Cameron B. Wesson

Label
The A to Z of early North America
Title
The A to Z of early North America
Statement of responsibility
Cameron B. Wesson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Those unfamiliar with the prehistory of North America have a general perception of the cultures of the continent that includes Native Americans living in tipis, wearing feathered headdresses and buckskin clothing, and following migratory bison herds on the Great Plains. Although these practices were part of some Native American societies, they do not adequately represent the diversity of cultural practices by the overwhelming majority of Native American peoples. Media misrepresentations shaped by television and movies along with a focus on select regions and periods in the history of the United States have produced an extremely distorted view of the indigenous inhabitants of the continent and their cultures. The indigenous populations of North America created impressive societies, engaged in trade, and had varied economic, social, and religious cultures. Over the past century, archaeological and ethnological research throughout all regions of North America has revealed much about the indigenous peoples of the continent. This book examines the long and complex history of human occupation in North America, covering its distinct culture as well as areas of the Arctic, California, Eastern Woodlands, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southwest, and Subarctic. Complete with maps, a chronology that spans the history from 11,000 B.C. to A.D. 1850, an introductory essay, more than 700 dictionary entries, and a comprehensive bibliography, this reference is a valuable tool for scholars and students. An appendix of museums that have North American collections and a listing of archaeological sites that allow tours by the public also make this an accessible guide to the interested lay reader and high school student
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N$T
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1968-
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Wesson, Cameron B.
Dewey number
970.0103
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E35
LC item number
.W47 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wesson, Cameron B.
Series statement
A to Z guide series
Series volume
no. 40
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  • North America
  • Indians of North America
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Indians of North America
  • North America
Label
The A to Z of early North America, Cameron B. Wesson
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Publication
Note
Originally published in 2005 as Historical dictionary of early North America
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-271)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Reader's Note; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Maps; Chronology; Introduction; The Dictionary; Appendix A: Museums with North American Collections; Appendix B: Major North American Archaeological Sites Available for Public Tours; Bibliography; About the Author
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435767828
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 273 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780810868236
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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(OCoLC)435767828
Label
The A to Z of early North America, Cameron B. Wesson
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2005 as Historical dictionary of early North America
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-271)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Reader's Note; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Maps; Chronology; Introduction; The Dictionary; Appendix A: Museums with North American Collections; Appendix B: Major North American Archaeological Sites Available for Public Tours; Bibliography; About the Author
Control code
435767828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810868236
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b7fa94b-4c06-406a-9521-4460fa8ab362
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435767828

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