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The Karankawa Indians of Texas

The Karankawa Indians of Texas

An Ecological Study of Cultural Tradition and Change

  • Author: Robert A. Ricklis
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292773218
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 236
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Popular lore has long depicted the Karankawa Indians as primitive scavengers (perhaps even cannibals) who eked out a meager subsistence from fishing, hunting and gathering on the Texas coastal plains. That caricature, according to Robert Ricklis, hides the reality of a people who were well-adapted to their environment, skillful in using its resources, and successful in maintaining their culture until the arrival of Anglo-American settlers. The Karankawa Indians of Texas is the first modern, well-researched history of the Karankawa from prehistoric times until their extinction in the nineteenth century. Blending archaeological and ethnohistorical data into a lively narrative history, Ricklis reveals the basic lifeway of the Karankawa, a seasonal pattern that took them from large coastal fishing camps in winter to small, dispersed hunting and gathering parties in summer. In a most important finding, he shows how, after initial hostilities, the Karankawa incorporated the Spanish missions into their subsistence pattern during the colonial period and coexisted peacefully with Euroamericans until the arrival of Anglo settlers in the 1820s and 1830s. These findings will be of wide interest to everyone studying the interactions of Native American and European peoples.

The Toyah Phase of Central Texas

The Toyah Phase of Central Texas

Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes

  • Author: Nancy Adele Kenmotsu,Douglas K. Boyd
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603446907
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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In the fourteenth century, a culture arose in and around the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas that represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers. This culture has been labeled the Toyah phase, characterized by a distinctive tool kit and a bone-tempered pottery tradition. ?Spanish documents, some translated decades ago, offer glimpses of these mobile people. Archaeological excavations, some quite recent, offer other views of this culture, whose homeland covered much of Central and South Texas. For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together a number of perspectives and interpretations of these hunter-gatherers and how they interacted with each other, the pueblos in southeastern New Mexico, the mobile groups in northern Mexico, and newcomers from the northern plains such as the Apache and Comanche.? Assembling eight studies and interpretive essays to look at social boundaries from the perspective of migration, hunter-farmer interactions, subsistence, and other issues significant to anthropologists and archaeologists, The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes demonstrates that these prehistoric societies were never isolated from the world around them. Rather, these societies were keenly aware of changes happening on the plains to their north, among the Caddoan groups east of them, in the Puebloan groups in what is now New Mexico, and among their neighbors to the south in Mexico.

Peace Came in the Form of a Woman

Peace Came in the Form of a Woman

Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands

  • Author: Juliana Barr
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807867730
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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Revising the standard narrative of European-Indian relations in America, Juliana Barr reconstructs a world in which Indians were the dominant power and Europeans were the ones forced to accommodate, resist, and persevere. She demonstrates that between the 1690s and 1780s, Indian peoples including Caddos, Apaches, Payayas, Karankawas, Wichitas, and Comanches formed relationships with Spaniards in Texas that refuted European claims of imperial control. Barr argues that Indians not only retained control over their territories but also imposed control over Spaniards. Instead of being defined in racial terms, as was often the case with European constructions of power, diplomatic relations between the Indians and Spaniards in the region were dictated by Indian expressions of power, grounded in gendered terms of kinship. By examining six realms of encounter--first contact, settlement and intermarriage, mission life, warfare, diplomacy, and captivity--Barr shows that native categories of gender provided the political structure of Indian-Spanish relations by defining people's identity, status, and obligations vis-a-vis others. Because native systems of kin-based social and political order predominated, argues Barr, Indian concepts of gender cut across European perceptions of racial difference.

The Prehistory of Texas

The Prehistory of Texas

  • Author: Timothy K. Perttula
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 9781585441945
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 471
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This comprehensive volume explores in detail the varied experience of native peoples who lived on this land in prehistoric times. Chapters on each of the regions offer cutting-edge research, the culmination of years of work by dozens of the most knowledgeable experts.

The "seductions" of Texas

The

the political language of gender in the conquest of Texas, 1690-1803

  • Author: Juliana Barr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society

Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Indians
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Revista de arqueología americana

Revista de arqueología americana

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: America
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Handbook of North American Indians

Handbook of North American Indians

  • Author: William C. Sturtevant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Eskimos
  • Page: N.A
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Der achte Tag der Woche

Der achte Tag der Woche

Erzählungen

  • Author: Marek Hlasko
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462411993
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 230
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In Marek Hlaskos unverblümt und lebendig geschriebenen Erzählungen entsteht die düstere Atmosphäre Polens in den 50er Jahren, als Terror, Verrat und Resignation herrschten. Mit seinem ungewöhnlichen Erzähltalent zieht Hlasko den Leser in Bann und überzeugt durch seine rebellische Ehrlichkeit.

Die Ausleger

Die Ausleger

Roman

  • Author: Wole Soyinka
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783250300069
  • Category:
  • Page: 343
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Bis du stirbst

Bis du stirbst

Thriller

  • Author: Michael Robotham
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641063027
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Er war zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort, und jetzt lässt ihn der Alptraum nicht mehr los ... Sami Macbeth hat das Leben übel mitgespielt. Gerade erst musste er eine dreijährige Gefängnisstrafe absitzen für ein Verbrechen, das er nicht begangen hat. Frisch entlassen will er ein neues Leben beginnen. Doch dann muss er feststellen, dass seine Schwester verschwunden ist, und kurze Zeit später wird er in einen Anschlag auf die Londoner U-Bahn verwickelt. Er braucht dringend Hilfe, die er bei dem ehemaligen Polizisten Vincent Ruiz sucht. Und Ruiz macht schon bald einige interessante Entdeckungen ...

Fools Crow

Fools Crow

Roman

  • Author: James Welch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783492240017
  • Category:
  • Page: 499
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Völkerschau - Kannibalismus - Fremdenlegion

Völkerschau - Kannibalismus - Fremdenlegion

Zur Ästhetik der Transgression (1897-1936)

  • Author: Volker Mergenthaler
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110940973
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 280
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The problem of transgression is central to the six case studies discussed in the book, three of them relating to literary works (Peter Altenberg's »Ashantee« (1897), Hanns Heinz Ewers' »Mamaloi« (1907), Ernst Jünger's »Afrikanische Spiele« (1936)), the other three to real-life cases (Franz Bratuscha (1900-1904), Paul Trömel (1913), 'degenerate girls' (1913)). They are assembled here for an investigation of the aesthetic potential of the transitory, independently of whether it manifests itself in fact or fiction. The methodological aim of the study is to demonstrate how fruitful a fusion of issues from literary and cultural studies can be.

Inka, Maya und Azteken

Inka, Maya und Azteken

  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783831007400
  • Category:
  • Page: 143
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Geschichte der mittel- und südamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis zur europäischen Eroberung Amerikas. Ab 13.

Emigrierte Sozialarbeit

Emigrierte Sozialarbeit

Portraits vertriebener SozialarbeiterInnen

  • Author: Joachim Wieler,Susanne Zeller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social workers
  • Page: 323
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