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Endangered peoples of North America : struggles to survive and thrive
Greaves, Thomas C.
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2002]

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xviii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
The Chemehuevis in Nevada and California / Clifford E. Trafzer -- The Crow/Apsaalooke in Montana / John A. Grim and Magdalene Medicine Horse-Moccasin Top -- The eastern Shoshone in Wyoming / Ernest Olson and Brooke Olson -- The Gitx̲san and Witsuwit'en in British Columbia / Antonia Mills -- The Hopi in Arizona / Miguel Vasquez -- The Lummi in Washington state / Kurt Russo -- The Onodowaga (Seneca) in New York state / Robert B. Porter -- The Wanapum of Priest Rapids, Washington / Julia G. Longenecker, Darby C. Stapp, and Angela M. Buck -- African-Americans in the coastal zone of Georgia / Ben G. Blount -- The Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania / Tom Greaves -- The Hmong in Wisconsin / Jo Ann Koltyk -- The Maya in Florida / Allan Burns -- The Sicilian fishing families of Gloucester, Massachusetts / Christopher Dyer.
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Bringing a fresh perspective to multicultural studies, Greaves illuminates the current situation of 13 of our most traditional peoples in the United States and Canada. Included are small tribal groups, ethnic groups with a unique way of life, new immigrants, and refugees with strong roots in war-torn homelands. A broad diversity of cultures is presented, including the Lummi in Washington State, the African Americans in the coastal zone of Georgia, the Amish of Lancaster County, and the Hmong in Wisconsin. The relevant issues of their survival in today's global culture will engage students and general readers alike.

Each chapter covers a specific group, including sections on the land, people, traditional subsistence strategies, political and social organization, religion and worldview, threats to survival, and response to those threats. A common format to each chapter facilitates comparisons between cases. A Food for Thought section has questions for discussion or paper topics, and a helpful Resource Guide lists further reading, films and videos, websites, and organizations. Maps and photos complement the text.

Author Notes

TOM GREAVES is a professor of anthropology at Bucknell University./e He has researched and written extensively about the contemporary struggle, human rights, and intellectual property rights of indigenous peoples, particularly those in North America.

Table of Contents

Barbara Rose JohnstonTom GreavesClifford E. TrafzerJohn A. GrimErnest Olson and Brooke OlsonAntonia MillsMiguel VasquezKurt RussoRobert B. PorterJulia G. Longenecker and Darby C. Stapp and Angela M. BuckBen G. BlountTom GreavesJo Ann KoltykAllan BurnsChristopher Dyer
Series Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Part 1 Indigenous Societies
1 The Chemehuevis in Nevada and Californiap. 3
2 The Crow/Apsaalooke in Montanap. 21
3 The Eastern Shoshone in Wyomingp. 41
4 The Gitxsan and Witsuwit'en in British Columbiap. 59
5 The Hopi in Arizonap. 79
6 The Lummi in Washington Statep. 97
7 The Onodowaga (Seneca) in New York Statep. 117
8 The Wanapum of Priest Rapids, Washingtonp. 137
Part 2 Ethnic Minorities
9 African-Americans in the Coastal Zone of Georgiap. 159
10 The Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniap. 177
11 The Hmong in Wisconsinp. 195
12 The Maya in Floridap. 213
13 The Sicilian Fishing Families of Gloucester, Massachusettsp. 233
Indexp. 259
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 267