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Native American Heritage Paperback – April, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0881337730 ISBN-10: 0881337730 Edition: 3rd

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  • Paperback: 557 pages
  • Publisher: Waveland Press; 3rd edition (April 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881337730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881337730
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,033,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chad Litton on April 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
Merwyn S. Garbarino and Robert F. Sasso offer an excellent summary text concerning a broad range of culture areas. The approach taken by Garbarino and Sasso is excellent for use as a text or reference source for individuals interested in Native cultures. They take a somewhat outdated approach by using culture areas. However, given the breadth of matterial in the book it would be impossible to avoid some generalizations. The approaches to technology and thought systems in a comparative setting are excellent. I have used this text in my Native American Cultures course. And, for a change, my students said they were not going to try to sell the book back at the the end of the semester.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AndrewEpstein on October 28, 2010
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The sheer breadth of Garbarino and Sasso's Native American Heritage survey is a testament to a theme which best summarizes their work. They write, "All these ways in which cultures change - adaptation, evolution, isolation, diffusion - make it clear that no such person as a typical Indian ever lived." (94) Organizing the book chronologically, culturally and spatially at different points, the authors demonstrate the immense diversity and richness of human societies which existed (and continue to exist) both pre- and post-contact, giving truth to such a statement which precludes the possibility of "typical" - despite the homogenizing colonial imagination. It is perhaps the broadness of their approach - the desire to encapsulate all elements of Native American life in one work - which gives rise to some of its limitations and problems. The all-knowing voice of a textbook narrative does not lend itself well to historical controversies, complicated themes, or contested language. Nevertheless, Native American Heritage is unquestionably helpful in providing a solid base from which to launch more detailed inquires. The following review will alternate between deconstructing the problematics presented by the text and calling attention to its most useful themes for further study.

From the outset, Native American Heritage comes down clearly in the camp of scientific primacy; the consensus among archaeologists, anthropologists and biologists are to be considered most important, while native etiology is only to be added for cultural (or perhaps stylistic) flourish. Thus, the Bering Strait Theory is accepted whole-heartedly and employed without question throughout the work.
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By Susie Jackson on November 22, 2013
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The book is very detailed. Of course there is a new addition, but my instructor provides the updated information. They use and recommend this book because it covers so much and is easier to just inform of updated info.
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By 4Mysweetgirl on April 10, 2013
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I was required to purchase this book for an online college course. It is very informative and easy to understand. The layout is not that of a standard educational text book but the heading and chapters in this book made it eay to follow the study materials provided in my class.
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