The Karankawa Indians of Texas

An Ecological Study of Cultural Tradition and Change

Author: Robert A. Ricklis

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292773218

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Popular lore has long depicted the Karankawa Indians as primitive scavengers (perhaps even cannibals) who eked out a meager subsistence from fishing, hunting and gathering on the Texas coastal plains. That caricature, according to Robert Ricklis, hides the reality of a people who were well-adapted to their environment, skillful in using its resources, and successful in maintaining their culture until the arrival of Anglo-American settlers. The Karankawa Indians of Texas is the first modern, well-researched history of the Karankawa from prehistoric times until their extinction in the nineteenth century. Blending archaeological and ethnohistorical data into a lively narrative history, Ricklis reveals the basic lifeway of the Karankawa, a seasonal pattern that took them from large coastal fishing camps in winter to small, dispersed hunting and gathering parties in summer. In a most important finding, he shows how, after initial hostilities, the Karankawa incorporated the Spanish missions into their subsistence pattern during the colonial period and coexisted peacefully with Euroamericans until the arrival of Anglo settlers in the 1820s and 1830s. These findings will be of wide interest to everyone studying the interactions of Native American and European peoples.
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The Toyah Phase of Central Texas

Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes

Author: Nancy Adele Kenmotsu,Douglas K. Boyd

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603446907

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In the fourteenth century, a culture arose in and around the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas that represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers. This culture has been labeled the Toyah phase, characterized by a distinctive tool kit and a bone-tempered pottery tradition. ?Spanish documents, some translated decades ago, offer glimpses of these mobile people. Archaeological excavations, some quite recent, offer other views of this culture, whose homeland covered much of Central and South Texas. For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together a number of perspectives and interpretations of these hunter-gatherers and how they interacted with each other, the pueblos in southeastern New Mexico, the mobile groups in northern Mexico, and newcomers from the northern plains such as the Apache and Comanche.? Assembling eight studies and interpretive essays to look at social boundaries from the perspective of migration, hunter-farmer interactions, subsistence, and other issues significant to anthropologists and archaeologists, The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes demonstrates that these prehistoric societies were never isolated from the world around them. Rather, these societies were keenly aware of changes happening on the plains to their north, among the Caddoan groups east of them, in the Puebloan groups in what is now New Mexico, and among their neighbors to the south in Mexico.
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Peace Came in the Form of a Woman

Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands

Author: Juliana Barr

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807867730

Category: History

Page: 416

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Revising the standard narrative of European-Indian relations in America, Juliana Barr reconstructs a world in which Indians were the dominant power and Europeans were the ones forced to accommodate, resist, and persevere. She demonstrates that between the 1690s and 1780s, Indian peoples including Caddos, Apaches, Payayas, Karankawas, Wichitas, and Comanches formed relationships with Spaniards in Texas that refuted European claims of imperial control. Barr argues that Indians not only retained control over their territories but also imposed control over Spaniards. Instead of being defined in racial terms, as was often the case with European constructions of power, diplomatic relations between the Indians and Spaniards in the region were dictated by Indian expressions of power, grounded in gendered terms of kinship. By examining six realms of encounter--first contact, settlement and intermarriage, mission life, warfare, diplomacy, and captivity--Barr shows that native categories of gender provided the political structure of Indian-Spanish relations by defining people's identity, status, and obligations vis-a-vis others. Because native systems of kin-based social and political order predominated, argues Barr, Indian concepts of gender cut across European perceptions of racial difference.
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The Prehistory of Texas

Author: Timothy K. Perttula

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585441945

Category: Social Science

Page: 471

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This comprehensive volume explores in detail the varied experience of native peoples who lived on this land in prehistoric times. Chapters on each of the regions offer cutting-edge research, the culmination of years of work by dozens of the most knowledgeable experts.
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The "seductions" of Texas

the political language of gender in the conquest of Texas, 1690-1803

Author: Juliana Barr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 902

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Die zweite Erschaffung der Welt

Wie die moderne Naturwissenschaft entstand

Author: Floris Cohen

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593409968

Category: History

Page: 283

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Schon Aristoteles und Ptolemaios, aber auch arabische Gelehrte des Mittelalters wussten erstaunlich viel über die Zusammenhänge in der Natur, über Mathematik, Astronomie und Physik. Doch erst Descartes und Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galilei und Newton gelang es, durch eine wissenschaftliche Revolution die Welt neu zu erschaffen. Spannend und für jeden verständlich erzählt Floris Cohen die Geschichte von der Entstehung der modernen Naturwissenschaft. Im Vergleich mit den antiken und mittelalterlichen Vorläufern erklärt er, was die Gelehrten des 17. Jahrhunderts anders machten: Sie entwickelten nicht nur Theorien, sie probierten diese auch aus, stützten ihre Beobachtungen durch Experimente und nutzten die Mathematik bei der Formulierung von Gesetzen. So schildert Cohen jene Entwicklungen, welche die industrielle Revolution in Europa erst ermöglichten. Ein Buch für alle, die neugierig sind auf eine ferne, fremde Welt, in der die Grundlagen für unser heutiges Leben geschaffen wurden.
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Der achte Tag der Woche

Erzählungen

Author: Marek Hlasko

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411993

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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In Marek Hlaskos unverblümt und lebendig geschriebenen Erzählungen entsteht die düstere Atmosphäre Polens in den 50er Jahren, als Terror, Verrat und Resignation herrschten. Mit seinem ungewöhnlichen Erzähltalent zieht Hlasko den Leser in Bann und überzeugt durch seine rebellische Ehrlichkeit.
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Die Ausleger

Roman

Author: Wole Soyinka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783250300069

Category:

Page: 343

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Fools Crow

Roman

Author: James Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240017

Category:

Page: 499

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Die Kultur der kalifornischen Indianer in ihrer Bedeutung für die Ethnologie und die nordamerikanische Völkerkunde

Author: Fritz Krause

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662340704

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.
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Völkerschau - Kannibalismus - Fremdenlegion

Zur Ästhetik der Transgression (1897-1936)

Author: Volker Mergenthaler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110940973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The problem of transgression is central to the six case studies discussed in the book, three of them relating to literary works (Peter Altenberg's »Ashantee« (1897), Hanns Heinz Ewers' »Mamaloi« (1907), Ernst Jünger's »Afrikanische Spiele« (1936)), the other three to real-life cases (Franz Bratuscha (1900-1904), Paul Trömel (1913), 'degenerate girls' (1913)). They are assembled here for an investigation of the aesthetic potential of the transitory, independently of whether it manifests itself in fact or fiction. The methodological aim of the study is to demonstrate how fruitful a fusion of issues from literary and cultural studies can be.
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Inka, Maya und Azteken

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831007400

Category:

Page: 143

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Geschichte der mittel- und südamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis zur europäischen Eroberung Amerikas. Ab 13.
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