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Native People of the World

An Encyclopedia of Groups, Cultures, and Contemporary Issues

Edited by Steven L. Danver

Includes: Topic Finder, articles, sidebars, primary documents, photos, bibliography

Awards: Best Reference, Library Journal

Reviews: “Coverage of 400 different groups and selected countries and issues is by an impressive roster of historians and anthropologists. The articles are written in clear prose and deal with the geography, history, religion, customs and rituals, and colonial experiences of each group. There are few reference sources available in this area with worldwide coverage. Because of its quality and its scope, this excellent work is recommended for school, academic, and public libraries.” — Library Journal

“Recommended for academic and large public collections.” — Booklist

“For students, scholars, policy makers, and anyone working with native peoples, this thoughtfully prepared three-volume reference profiles approximately 400 native groups and concludes with approximately 50 entries addressing important issues.” — Reference & Research Book News

Description: This important new reference work examines the world’s indigenous peoples, their societies and cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that affect their ways of life. It also highlights the complex relationships between native groups and the natural environments in which they live. Native Peoples of the World serves both as a primer for students wishing to learn about the world’s indigenous societies and as a ready-reference for historical and contemporary information on nearly 400 specific groups (organized by region), 80 nations, and 50 contemporary issues and institutions. Sidebars highlight notable individuals, events, sites, and ideas. Essential primary documents, recommended further readings, a Master Bibliography, a selection of Web links, and a colorful collection of images enhance the coverage.

Contents

Introduction: Native Peoples of the World—Groups, Cultures, Contemporary Issues

Groups: Africa
Africa (Overview)
Acholi
Akan
Amhara
Asante
Baganda
Bagwere
Bamileke
Banda
Baule
Bemba
Berber
Borana
Dagomba
Dan
Dinka
Dogon
Dyula
Eket
Fulani
Gbaya
Gonja
Gumuz
Gurage
Hausa
Hehe
Himba
Hutu
Ibibio
Idoma
Igbo
Ijo
Kalenjin
Karamojong
Kikuyu
Kongo
Kuba
Lega
Luba
Luhya
Luluwa
Luo
Maasai
Mbole
Mende
Merina
Mossi
Ndebele
Ngbaka
Nubians
Nyamwezi
Nyiha
Oromo
Pende
Pokot
Rundi
San (Bushmen)
Senoufo
Shona
Sidama
Somali
Songye
Sudanese
Sukuma
Swahili
Teso
Tigrinya
Tsonga
Turkana
Tutsi
Twa
Urhobo
Wolof
Xhosa
Yao
Yombe
Yoruba
Zulu
      Sidebar: Shaka

Groups: Central and South America
Central and South America (Overview)
      Sidebar: Indigenismo
Amuzgo
Asháninka
Awá
Aymara
Ayoreo
Bororo
Chontal de Oaxaca
Cofán
Embera
Garífuna
Guambiano
Guaraní
Huastec
Huave
Huichol
Kalinago
Kichwa
      Sidebar: Luis Macas
Kuna
Lacandónes
Lenca
Mapuche
Maya
      Sidebar: Caste War of Yucatán
Mayo
Miskito
Mixtec
Nahua
Nasa
      Sidebar: Quintín Lame
Otomí
Pame
P’urhépecha
Quechua
Quiché
Rama
Shuar
Sumu-Mayangna
Taino
Tarahumara
Ticuna
Totonac
Tukano
Tupi
Tzeltal and Tzotzil
Warao
Wayúu
Wichí
Yanomami
Yaqui
Yucatec Maya
Zápara
Zapotec
      Sidebar: Benito Juárez

Groups: East Asia and Oceania
East Asia and Oceania (Overview)
Ainu
Akha
Altay
Andaman Islanders
Australian Aborigines
Bajau
Balinese
Burmese
Cambodians
Chamorros
Chams
Chukchi
Chukotko-Kamchatkan
Dayak
Han
Hawaiians
Indonesians
Jurchen
Kamchadal
Kanaks
Ket
Khitan
Lao
Lapita
Liao
Malay
Manchu
Maori
Melanesians
      Sidebar: Kava
Micronesians
Mongols
Montagnards
Moriori
Negrito
Okinawans
Paekche
Papuans
Polynesians
      Sidebar: Ocean Navigation
Ryukyuans
Samoyedic
Taiwanese Aborigines
Thai
Tungusic
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Wa
West Irian Peoples
Xi Xia
Xiongnu
Yakuts
Yi
Yuezhi

Groups: Europe
Europe (Overview)
Abkhazians (Abkhaz)
Albanians
Armenians
Azerbaijanis (Azeri)
Basques
Belorussians
Bosniaks
      Sidebar: Bogomilism
Bretons
Bulgarians
Castilians
Catalans
Chechens
Chuvash
Corsicans
Cossacks
Croats
Cypriots
Czechs
Danes
Dutch
English
Estonians
Faroese
Finns
Flemish
French
Frisians
Friulians
Gagauz
Galicians
Georgians
Germans
Greeks
      Sidebar: Ancient Olympics
Greenlanders
Hungarians
Icelanders
Irish
Italians
Jews, European
Kalmyks
Karaims
Karelians
Kashubs
Komi
Ladinians
Latvians
Lithuanians
Livonians
Luxembourgers
Macedonians
Maltese
Mari
Moldovans
Montenegrins
Norwegians
      Sidebar: The Vikings: Raiders, Traders, or Explorers?
Occitans
Ossetes
Poles
Portuguese
Rhaetoromans (Rumantschs)
Roma (Gypsies)
Romanians
      Sidebar: Dracula
Russians
Sami
Sardinians
Scots, Highland
Scots, Lowland
Serbs
Slovaks
Slovenes
Sorbs
Swedes
Tatars, Crimean
Tatars, Volga
Udmurt
Ukrainians
      Sidebar: Ruthenians
Walloons
Welsh

Groups: North America
North America (Overview)
Abenaki
Aleut
Algonquian
Apache
      Sidebar: Geronimo
Arapaho
Assiniboine
Athabascan
Blackfeet
Blackfoot
Caddo
Cayuga
Cherokee
      Sidebar: Wilma Mankiller
Cheyenne
Chickasaw
Chippewa
Choctaw
Chumash
Colville
Comanche
Cree
Crow
Eskimo
Haida
Havasupai
Hoopa
Hopi
Houma
Hualapai
Huron
Inuit
      Sidebar: Nunavut
Iowa
Kickapoo
Kiowa
Klamath
Kootenai
Lenape
Luiseño
Lumbee
Lummi
Menominee
      Sidebar: Termination
Métis
Miami
Micmac
Miwok
Modoc
Mohawk
Montagnais
Muscogee (Creek)
Narragansett
Navajo
      Sidebar: Long Walk
Nez Perce
Odawa
Omaha
Oneida
Onondaga
Osage
Paiute
      Sidebar: Ghost Dance
Pawnee
Pequot
Pima
Ponca
Potawatomi
Powhatan
Pueblo
Sac and Fox
Salish
Seminole
Seneca
      Sidebar: The Iroquois Confederacy
Shawnee
Shoshone
Shoshone-Bannock
Sioux
      Sidebar: Sitting Bull
Tlingit
Tohono O’odham
Tsimshian
Tuscarora
Ute
Wampanoag
Winnebago
Yakama
Yavapai
Yup’ik
Yurok

Groups: South Asia and Middle East
South Asia and Middle East (Overview)
Assyrians
Banjara
Bashkir
Bedouin Tribes
Bhil
Bhuinya
Bhumia
Binjhal
Bodo
Bonda
Chaldeans
Circassians
Gadaba
Garo
Gond
Hajong
Hazaras
Ho
Juang
Kaffirs
Kazakhs
      Sidebar: Kazakh Religious History
Kharia
Khasi
Khond
Kisan
Kolha
Koli
Konda Reddis
Kuki
Kurds
Kyrgyz
Lahu
Lepcha
Lodha
Magh
Meena
Mirdha
Mizo
Munda
Naga
Oraon
Palestinians
Paniyan
Pardhi
Paroja
Pashtun
Santal
Saora
Sinhalese
Tajiks
Tamils
Turkmen
Valmiki
Zeliangrong

Countries
Argentina
Australia
      Sidebar: Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Belize
Bolivia
      Sidebar: Evo Morales
Botswana
Brazil
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Republic of the
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominican Republic and Haiti
Ecuador
      Sidebar: CONAIE
El Salvador
      Sidebar: La Matanza
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
Guatemala
      Sidebar: Rigoberta Menchu
Guyana
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
      Sidebar: Kurdish Genocide
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Laos
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
      Sidebar: Túpac Amaru
Philippines
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan and South Sudan
      Sidebar: Darfur Genocide
Sweden
Syria
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United States
      Sidebar: Trail of Broken Treaties
Venezuela
      Sidebar: Guaicaipuro
Zambia

Issues and Institutions
Agriculture
Anthropology
      Sidebar: Museums
Assimilation
Climate Change
Colonialism
Economic Development
      Sidebar: José Carlos Mariátegui
Ecosystem Management
Education
Genocide
Globalization
Hunting and Fishing Rights
Indigenous Government
Indigenous Identity
      Sidebar: SAIIC
Industrial Development
International Policies and Conventions
      Sidebar: Pátzcuaro Congress
Land Rights
Language
Literature
      Sidebar: José María Arguedas
Logging Rights
Media
Migration
Military Service
Mining
      Sidebar: Potosí
Missionary Activities
      Sidebar: Bartolomé de Las Casas
Nongovernmental Organizations, Native
Oil and Mineral Rights
Peyotism
Political Discrimination
Political Participation
      Sidebar: Pachakutik
Poverty
Racism
Reemergence and Cultural Revival
Religion
Relocation
      Sidebar: Trail of Tears
Repatriation
Revitalization
Revolts
      Sidebar: Fernando Daquilema
Sacred Sites
Self-Determination
Social Customs
Social Discrimination
Sustainable Development
United Nations
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Urbanization
Violence and Warfare
Water Rights
Women’s Rights
Youth

Primary Documents
Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention (1957)
Declaration of Indigenous Peoples of the World (1992)
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)

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