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Life Among the Texas Indians : The WPA Narratives (Paperback)

Author: Vere, David La

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Historian David La Vere has gathered a wealth of vivid detail about life among the former Texas Indian peoples, including the Kiowas, Comanches, Wichitas, Caddos, Tonkawas, and Lipan Apaches. Culled from 112 volumes of the Indian-Pioneer Histories in the Indian Archives at the Oklahoma Historical Society, these oral histories also include interviews with non-Indian neighbors. Together, their recollections provide an exceptional picture of the details of daily life--war and raiding, hunting and planting, foodways, dress, parties and spiritual practices, education, health, and housing. La Vere sets the stage for this ethnographic details with a lively, readable history of the succession of peoples who lived in Texas from the Paleo-Indians until the present. It is a clear overview of the basic social structures of the tribes, the relations among tribes and, later, of the Indians with the Europeans who came to the region.


Publisher Texas A & M Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781585445288
SKU 202303092
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1585445282
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0270
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Series Part 18
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