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Red Man's America by Ruth Murray Underhill

Red Man's America (1953)

by Ruth Murray Underhill

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A history of Indians in the United States seems a project so vast as to be almost comic.
America has been "discovered" at least three times.
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Red Man's America meets the great need for a comprehensive study of Indian societies from the first Stone Age hunters to the American citizens of today. Beginning with the first migrations of primitive man from Siberia in the Old World to Alaska in the New, probably during the latter part of the Pleistocene glaciations, and his subsequent migration southward and eastward, the author takes up in turn the tribes and cultures of the various regions of North America.

The material Professor Underhill has gathered form the fields of archaeology, ethnology, and history, together with that drawn from her own experience in the United States Indian Services, produces a fascinating narrative. Red Man's America is an important contribution to our heritage of Indian life and lore.

" ,,, a work for which both sociologist and historial will be forever grateful. The author has combined a long period of study with actual field work in the service of the Indian to produce a work that gives a brief, but well-written and accurate, sketch of the origins, backgrounds, and customs of the various North American tribes .. There is no other modern single volume that gives a brief but well written and accurate, sketch of the origins, backgrounds, and customs of the various North American tribes ... There is no other modern single volume that contains as much information on the subject of the Red Man." - E. R. Vollmar, The Historical Bullitein>
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