Life Among the Texas Indians: The WPA Narratives (Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest New edition)

Life Among the Texas Indians: The WPA Narratives (Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest New edition)

By: David la Vere (author)Paperback

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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 detail 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.

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About Author

DAVID LA VERE is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He is author of The Texas Indians. His Ph.D. is from Texas A&M University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/02/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781585445288
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781585445288
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 1585445282
  • edition: New edition

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