American Woodland Indians by Michael G Johnson, Richard Hook

By Michael G Johnson, Richard Hook

The forest cultural parts of the japanese 1/2 the United States has been crucial in shaping its background. This quantity info the background, tradition and conflicts of the 'Woodland' Indians, a reputation assigned to the entire tribes dwelling east of the Mississippi River among the Gulf of Mexico and James Bay, together with the Siouans, Iroquians, and Algonkians. In not less than 3 significant battles among Indian and Euro-American army forces extra squaddies have been killed than on the conflict of Little Bighorn in 1876, whilst George Custer misplaced his command. by using quite a few illustrations and images, together with 8 complete web page color plates through Richard Hook, this identify explores the historical past and tradition of the yank forest Indians.

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Some of those same white men who considered the Indians to be less than human had no compunction about cohabitation with Indian women. Marriages were instituted quite differently among the Indians than among the whites. Certain white men took advantage of that fact and would "purchase" wives just as men paid for prostitutes. For the Indians, the purchase constituted marriage. For these white Page 30 men, the purchase carried no obligation. Some of the early pioneers abandoned their Indian families when white women became available for marriage later on.

Harris filed his Donation Land Claim in 1853 for the entire site of these Lower Hanis villages, an area that looked to be the best place for a wharf. 44 He worked out the arrangements with the inhabitants, some of whom would stay and some of whom would have to move to locations less desired by the whites. Those who lived at the village of Intesedge had to move because that was exactly where Henry H. Luse later put his sawmill.  Photo by the author. Page 21 2 The War The nineteen men of the Coos Bay Commercial Company had arrived in the region in May 1853.

Annie was one of the very few American Indian women of the transitional generation to have left an account of her own life. As such, she is in the select company of Sarah Winnemucca of the Northern Paiute and Lucy Thompson of the Yurok, each of whom dictated autobiographies that were subsequently published. 3 Unlike those two women, who recorded their material in English, Annie dictated her autobiography in her native language of Miluk Coos. 4 The result is an account that, more accurately than any other, reveals the mind of a bright Page xiii and extraordinary woman who was raised as a traditional Indian but whose adult life was spent in the white world.

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