Synopses & Reviews
Bringing a fresh perspective to multicultural studies, Greaves illuminate the current situation of 13 traditional peoples in the United States and Canada. These are small tribal groups, ethnic groups with a unique way of life, new immigrants, and refugees with strong roots in war-torn homelands. A broad diversity of cultures is presented, including the Lummi in Washington State, the African Americans in the coastal zone of Georgia, the Amish of Lancaster County, and the Hmong in Wisconsin.
[e]specially timely....impressive in its breadth and will be accesible and attractive to students....it makes clear not only what would be lost if North Americans fail to acknowledge and support these groups' right to survive, but also what is to be gained, by all, if these endangered peoples prevail.Journal of American Ethnic History
An interesting addition for multicultural studies.Gale Reference for Students
Surveys the threats to and responses of tribal and ethnic groups in the United States and Canada.
About the Author
TOM GREAVES is a professor of anthropology at Bucknell University.
Table of Contents
The Chemehuevis in Nevada and California by Clifford E. Trafzer
The Crow/Apsaalooke in Montana by John A. Grim and Magdalene Mocassin Top
The Eastern Shoshone in Wyoming by Ernest Olson and Brooke Olson
The Gitxsan and Witsuwit'en in British Columbia by Antonia Mills
The Hopi of Arizona by Miguel Vasquez
The Lummi in Washington State by Kurt Russo
The Onodowaga (Seneca)in New York State by Robert B. Porter
The Wanapum of Priest Rapids, Washington by Julia G. Longenecker, Darby C. Stapp, and Angela M. Buck
African-Americans in the Coastal Zone of Georgia by Ben G. Blount
The Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by Tom Greaves
The Hmong in Wisconsin by Jo Ann Koltyk
The Maya of Florida by Allan Burns
The Sicilian Fishing Families of Gloucester, Massachusetts by Christopher Dyer