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Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

Comprising the Results of Extensive Original Surveys and Explorations

  • Author: Ephraim George Squier,Edwin Hamilton Davis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Indians of North America
  • Page: 306
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Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

  • Author: Ephraim G. Squier,Edwin H. Davis
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: 1588345238
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 324
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Originally published in 1848 as the first major work in the nascent discipline as well as the first publication of the newly established Smithsonian Institution, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley remains today not only a key document in the history of American archaeology but also the primary source of information on hundreds of mounds and earthworks in the eastern United States, most of which have now vanished. Despite adhering to the popular assumption that the moundbuilders could not have been the ancestors of the supposedly savage Native American groups still living in the region, the authors set high standards for their time. Their work provides insight into some of the conceptual, methodological, and substantive issues that archaeologists still confront. Long out of print, this 150th anniversary edition includes David J. Meltzer's lively introduction, which describes the controversies surrounding the book’s original publication, from a bitter, decades-long feud between Squier and Davis to widespread debates about the links between race, religion, and human origins. Complete with a new index and bibliography, and illustrated with the original maps, plates, and engravings, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley provides a new generation with a first-hand view of this pioneer era in American archaeology.

Pueblo Bonito

Pueblo Bonito

Center of the Chacoan World

  • Author: Jill E. Neitzel
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: 1588345548
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 172
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Pueblo Bonito is the largest and most famous ruin in New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Built by the ancestral Puebloan people some 1,000 years ago, the ruin testifies to one of the oldest and most complex societies ever discovered in North America. Study of the large corpus of data continues to generate new ideas about the people who lived their and their way of life. This extensively illustrated volume commemorates the recent centennial of the first large-scale excavations at Pueblo Bonito, with leading experts writing on various aspects of the site, including its setting, construction sequence and labor requirements, possible astronomical orientations and related rituals, and burials. The book probes deeply for answers to these and other perplexing questions about Pueblo Bonito and its people.

Hidden Cities

Hidden Cities

The Discovery and Loss of Ancient North American Cities

  • Author: Roger G. Kennedy
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • ISBN: 9781451658750
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Cancer in the Community

Cancer in the Community

Class and Medical Authority

  • Author: Martha Balshem
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: 1588343405
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Focusing on deep conflicts between the medical establishment and the working class, Martha Balshem chronicles a health education project in “Tannerstown,” a pseudonym for a blue-collar neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia.

The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America

The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America

  • Author: Edwin Tappan Adney,Howard I. Chappelle
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: 158834522X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The bark canoes of the North American Indians, particularly those of birchbark, were among the most highly developed manually propelled primitive watercraft. They could be used to carry heavy loads in shallow streams but were light enough to be hauled long distances over land. Built with Stone Age tools from available materials, their design, size, and appearance were varied to suit the many requirements of their users. Upon arrival in North America, European settlers began using the native-made craft for traveling through the wilderness. Even today, canoes are based on these ancient designs. This fascinating guide combines historical background with instructions for constructing one. Author Edwin Tappan Adney, born in 1868, devoted his life to studying canoes and was practically the sole scholar in his field. His papers and research have been assembled by a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, and illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, diagrams, and photos. Included here are measurements, detailed drawings, construction methods, and models. The book covers canoes from Newfoundland to the Pacific Ocean, as well as umiaks and kayaks from the Arctic.

Ephraim George Squier and the Development of American Anthropology

Ephraim George Squier and the Development of American Anthropology

  • Author: Terry A. Barnhart
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803213210
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 425
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"Although Squier is best known today for the classic book he coauthored with Edwin H. Davis, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, Terry A. Barnhart shows that Squier's fieldwork and interpretive contributions to archaeology and anthropology continued over the next three decades. He turned his attention to comparative studies and to fieldwork in Central America and Peru. He became a diplomat and an entrepreneur yet still found time to conduct archaeological investigations in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Peru and to gather ethnographic information on contemporary indigenous peoples in those countries.".

IndiVisible

IndiVisible

African-Native American lives in the Americas

  • Author: Gabrielle Tayac
  • Publisher: Smithsonian
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Exhibition catalog for "Indivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas", on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. November 2009 through May 2010.

Fossils

Fossils

  • Author: Richard A. Fortey
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781402762543
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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Discusses the formation of fossils, describes how they are used by scientists to reconstruct the history of the earth, and offers guidance on starting a fossil collection.

Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory

Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory

  • Author: Lucien M. Turner
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773569731
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Lucien Turner arrived at the community known today as Kuujjuaq, on the northern Quebec-Labrador peninsula, in 1882. As with his earlier long-term appointments in Alaska, he was there primarily to conduct meteorological, atmospheric, and tidal observations for the U.S. Army's Signal Corps. But he also developed a meaningful rapport with the Innu and Inuit, spending his free time studying and recording not only their material culture - including clothing, dwellings, weapons, and tools - but also their lifeways, language, and stories. His images of the peoples' camps and formal portraits of individuals are among the earliest examples of photography in the Arctic. This reissue permits Turner's work to continue to be a classic introduction to the culture of the Innu and Inuit people of northern Quebec and Labrador.

People of the River

People of the River

  • Author: W. Michael Gear,Kathleen O'Neal Gear
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0765364492
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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All the Gears' previous titles in the First North American series have been national bestsellers. Now, People of the River is finally available in mass-market. This gripping saga tells of the Mound Builders of the Mississippi Valley. In a time of many troubles, a warchief and his people have lost all hope. But hope is revived with a young girl learning to Dream of Power.

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Yucatán (Mexico : State)
  • Page: N.A
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Proceedings of the Second Pan American Scientific Congress: (section I) Anthropology. W. H. Holmes, chairman

Proceedings of the Second Pan American Scientific Congress: (section I) Anthropology. W. H. Holmes, chairman

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: 451
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DIVINE UTTERANCES W CD PB

DIVINE UTTERANCES W CD PB

  • Author: Hagedorn Kj
  • Publisher: Smithsonian
  • ISBN: 9781560989479
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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In Divine Utterances, Katherine J. Hagedorn explores the enduring cultural and spiritual power of the music of Afro-Cuban Santería and the process by which it has been transformed for a secular audience. She focuses on the integral connections between sacred music performances and the dramatizations of theatrical troupes, especially the state-sponsored Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba, and examines the complex relationships involving race, politics, and religion in Cuba. The music that Hagedorn describes is rooted in Afro-Cuban religious tradition and today pervades a secular performances that can produce a trance in audience members in the same way as a traditional religious ceremony. Hagedorn's analysis is deeply informed by her experiences in Cuba as a woman, scholar, and apprentice batá drummer. She argues that constructions of race and gender, the politics of pre- and post-Revolutionary Cuba, the economics of tourism, and contemporary practices within Santería have contributed to a blurring of boundaries betwen the sacred and the folkloric. As both modes now vie for primacy in Cuba's burgeoning tourist trade, what had once been the music of a marginalized group is now a cultural expression of national pride. The compact disc that accompanies the book includes examples of twenty songs to the orichas, or Afro-Cuban deities, performed by prominent musicians, including Lázaro Ros, Francisco Aguabella, Alberto Villarreal, and Zenaida Armenteros.

Classic Anthropology

Classic Anthropology

Critical Essays, 1944-1996

  • Author: John William Bennett
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412819732
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 425
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Classic Anthropology is Bennett's label for the work produced by anthropologists during the period 1915-1955, which many believe represents the most productive era in the discipline's history. It is also one that can never be repeated, given the fact that most of anthropology's basic data - the ideas and customs of tribal peoples - have been extinguished or greatly transformed by modernization and nationalization. The book is composed of some fifteen essays. Among the issues examined are: the emergence of a functionalist viewpoint in ethnology; the difficulties of developing a theory of human behavior because of the focus on culture; the "search" for concepts of culture to serve specialized needs; the neglect of social psychology by the "culture and personality" field; how value judgments emerged, willy-nilly - or conversely, were neglected, in ethnological research; how applied anthropology was challenged by "Action Anthropology"; and how the interdisciplinary anthropology of the late 1940s was submerged in the postwar effort to return the discipline to traditionalroots. Individual anthropologists whose work is examined include, among others. Bronislaw Malinowski, Leslie Spier, Alfred Kroeber, Ralph Linton, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Clyde Kluckhohn, Gregory Bateson, and Walter Taylor.

The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America

The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America

The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up

  • Author: Richard J. Dewhurst
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1591437520
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 368
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A study of the substantial evidence for a former race of giants in North America and its 150-year suppression by the Smithsonian Institution • Shows how thousands of giant skeletons have been found, particularly in the Mississippi Valley, as well as the ruins of the giants’ cities • Explores 400 years of giant finds, including newspaper articles, first person accounts, state historical records, and illustrated field reports • Reveals the Stonehenge-era megalithic burial complex on Catalina Island with over 4,000 giant skeletons, including kings more than 9 feet tall • Includes more than 100 rare photographs and illustrations of the lost evidence Drawing on 400 years of newspaper articles and photos, first person accounts, state historical records, and illustrated field reports, Richard J. Dewhurst reveals not only that North America was once ruled by an advanced race of giants but also that the Smithsonian has been actively suppressing the physical evidence for nearly 150 years. He shows how thousands of giant skeletons have been unearthed at Mound Builder sites across the continent, only to disappear from the historical record. He examines other concealed giant discoveries, such as the giant mummies found in Spirit Cave, Nevada, wrapped in fine textiles and dating to 8000 BCE; the hundreds of red-haired bog mummies found at sinkhole “cenotes” on the west coast of Florida and dating to 7500 BCE; and the ruins of the giants’ cities with populations in excess of 100,000 in Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Louisiana. Dewhurst shows how this suppression began shortly after the Civil War and transformed into an outright cover-up in 1879 when Major John Wesley Powell was appointed Smithsonian director, launching a strict pro-evolution, pro-Manifest Destiny agenda. He also reveals the 1920s’ discovery on Catalina Island of a megalithic burial complex with 6,000 years of continuous burials and over 4,000 skeletons, including a succession of kings and queens, some more than 9 feet tall--the evidence for which is hidden in the restricted-access evidence rooms at the Smithsonian.

Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior

Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior

  • Author: Charles Whittlesey
  • Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Copper mines and mining
  • Page: 29
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Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio

Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio

More Than Mounds and Geometric Earthworks

  • Author: Mark Lynott
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782977546
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Nearly 2000 years ago, people living in the river valleys of southern Ohio built earthen monuments on a scale that is unmatched in the archaeological record for small-scale societies. The period from c. 200 BC to c. AD 500 (Early to Middle Woodland) witnessed the construction of mounds, earthen walls, ditches, borrow pits and other earthen and stone features covering dozen of hectares at many sites and hundreds of hectares at some. The development of the vast Hopewell Culture geometric earthwork complexes such as those at Mound City, Chilicothe; Hopewell; and the Newark earthworks was accompanied by the establishment of wide-ranging cultural contacts reflected in the movement of exotic and strikingly beautiful artefacts such as elaborate tobacco pipes, obsidian and chert arrowheads, copper axes and regalia, animal figurines and delicately carved sheets of mica. These phenomena, coupled with complex burial rituals, indicate the emergence of a political economy based on a powerful ideology of individual power and prestige, and the creation of a vast cultural landscape within which the monument complexes were central to a ritual cycle encompassing a substantial geographical area. The labour needed to build these vast cultural landscapes exceeds population estimates for the region, and suggests that people from near (and possibly far) travelled to the Scioto and other river valleys to help with construction of these monumental earthen complexes. Here, Mark Lynott draws on more than a decade of research and extensive new datasets to re-examine the spectacular and massive scale Ohio Hopewell landscapes and to explore the society that created them.

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Yucatán (Mexico : State)
  • Page: N.A
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