By Carl Waldman
A entire reference paintings discussing greater than one hundred fifty Indian tribes of all North the United States, in addition to prehistoric peoples civilizations. equipped alphabetically by means of tribe, the informative yet available textual content summarizes the ancient list destinations, migrations, contacts with whites, wars, and so forth. additionally covers Indian lifeways, together with language households, technique of subsistence, homes, boats, instruments, garments, paintings, legends, rituals. Over 250 superbly special, unique colour illustrations increase the textual content, eleven maps exhibit a number of the Indian tradition components plus tribal destinations, supplying a useful body of reference. word list. Bibliography.
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As such, Manitou had many manifestations. One Algonkin man, for example, claimed that the most important religious possession or totem he had was a hair that he had pulled from the mustache of Manitou. The hair was wrapped in duck down and placed in a leather pouch decorated with porcupine quills; a second and third pouch were used to hold the first pouch. This man claimed that Manitou’s mustache hair had saved him from drowning and from sickness and had led him to moose when he was hunting. Like Native Americans all over the continent, the Algonkin danced ceremonially.
It is also close to the KIOWA name for the tribe: Ahyato. It is thought that the Algonquian-speaking Arapaho once lived in the Red River region of what is now Minnesota and North Dakota, one people with other ALGONQUIANS, the GROS VENTRE (ATSINA). Other Algonquian tribes who eventually settled in the West, the BLACKFEET and the Cheyenne, might also have been relatives of the Arapaho. The Arapaho and the Gros Ventre are believed to have migrated westward to the headwaters of the Missouri River sometime in the 1700s, possibly as far west as territory now in Montana.
They were, after all, some of the best sea-mammal hunters in the world. Another people, the TLINGIT, would take up the mantle of resistance against the Russians. Russian missionaries would further change the culture of the Aleut. In 1824, the Russian Orthodox priest Veniaminoff began his work among them. The Aleut came to trust him and converted to his religion because he fought for their rights. In 1867, Russia sold the territory of Alaska to the United States, and the Native peoples came under American control.
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes by Carl Waldman