Table of Contents for First People


Introduction 6(4)
Indian Culture Regions 10(2)
Timeline 12(4)
The Beginning
The Ice Age and the Land Bridge
16(2)
Adapting to the Environment
18(2)
Increasing Diversity
20(2)
Olmec and Maya
22(4)
The Aztec and Their Conquest
26(4)
The Emergence of Indian Cultures
The Mound-Building Cultures
30(2)
Monk's Mound
32(2)
The Southwest
34(2)
The Ancient Southwest
36(2)
The Navajo: Before European Contact
38(2)
The Hopi
40(2)
The Great Plains
42(2)
The Sioux: Before European Contact
44(2)
Made From Bison
46(2)
The Plateau
48(2)
The Great Basin
50(2)
California
52(2)
The Pacific Northwest
54(2)
The Haida: Before European Contact
56(2)
Totem Poles
58(2)
The Northeast Woodlands
60(2)
The Iroquois
62(2)
The Ojibwe
64(4)
The Southeast
68(2)
The Cherokee
70(2)
The Arctic and Subarctic
72(4)
First Encounters with Europeans
Europeans Explore the Southeast
76(2)
First Meetings in the Northeast
78(2)
The Spanish in the Southwest
80(4)
Encounters on the West Coast
84(4)
The European Impact
Changes in the East
88(2)
The Huron
90(2)
Indians Were First
92(2)
Changes on the Plains
94(2)
The Sioux: After European Contact
96(2)
Weapons of the Plains
98(2)
Changes in the Southwest
100(2)
The Navajo: After European Contact
102(4)
The Apache
106(2)
Changes in the Northwest
108(2)
The Haida: After European Contact
110(2)
The Kwakwaka'wakw
112(2)
Changes in the North
114(4)
The Contest for a Continent
The Virginia Frontier
118(2)
The Conflict in New England
120(2)
The Conflict Moves West
122(2)
Other Indian Struggles to Survive
124(2)
Last Conflicts in the East
126(2)
Write it in Cherokee
128(2)
The Trail Where They Cried
130(2)
The Impact of New Developments
132(2)
Indian Losses in the Southwest
134(2)
The War for the Great Plains
136(2)
What's in a Headdress?
138(2)
Final Victories, Final Defeats
140(6)
The Struggle to Survive
``Civilizing'' the American Indian
146(2)
Assimilation Through Education
148(2)
Before and After
150(2)
Survival on the Reservations
152(2)
Reform Efforts and Success Stories
154(2)
Relocation and Resistance
156(4)
A People's Revival
The American Indian Movement
160(2)
Wounded Knee Revisited
162(2)
Murder Mysteries and Legal Battles
164(4)
The Promise of the Casino
168(2)
Natural Resources and Ancient Relics
170(2)
Sports Mascots and Other Symbols
172(2)
A New Age of Pride and Progress
174(2)
Relations between the Cultures
176(4)
What Does the Future Hold?
180(2)
Glossary 182(2)
Resources/Places to Visit 184(2)
Index 186(6)
Acknowledgments 192