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The Karankawa Indians of Texas : an ecological study of cultural tradition and change, Robert A. Ricklis

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The Karankawa Indians of Texas : an ecological study of cultural tradition and change
Title
The Karankawa Indians of Texas
Title remainder
an ecological study of cultural tradition and change
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Ricklis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 pre-historic 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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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.K26
LC item number
R53 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texas archaeology and ethnohistory series
Label
The Karankawa Indians of Texas : an ecological study of cultural tradition and change, Robert A. Ricklis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Most of the research ... was carried out within the framework of my graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-215) and index
Contents
Foreword / Thomas R. Hester -- 1. Who Were the Karankawas? -- 2. The Karankawan Environment -- 3. The Archaeological Exploration of Karankawan Adaptation -- 4. Archaeological Evidence for Prehistoric Occupation of Shoreline Fishing Camps -- 5. Karankawan Occupation of the Coastal Prairie Environment -- 6. Reconstructing Prehistoric Karankawan Adaptive Patterns -- 7. Karankawan Adaptive Patterns during the Colonial Era -- 8. The Impacts of European Colonization: Continuity and Change in Karankawan Lifeways -- 9. The Karankawas on the Spanish Colonial Frontier: Seven Decades of Hostilities and the Resolution of Conflict -- 10. The Mission as an Ecological Resource -- 11. The Long-Term Ecological Roots of Adaptive Change -- Appendix A: Defining the Geographical and Chronological Parameters of the Rockport Phase through Ceramic Analysis -- Appendix B: Methods of Seasonality Analysis
Control code
32968818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 222 p.
Isbn
9780292770737
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95030404
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Karankawa Indians of Texas : an ecological study of cultural tradition and change, Robert A. Ricklis
Publication
Note
"Most of the research ... was carried out within the framework of my graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-215) and index
Contents
Foreword / Thomas R. Hester -- 1. Who Were the Karankawas? -- 2. The Karankawan Environment -- 3. The Archaeological Exploration of Karankawan Adaptation -- 4. Archaeological Evidence for Prehistoric Occupation of Shoreline Fishing Camps -- 5. Karankawan Occupation of the Coastal Prairie Environment -- 6. Reconstructing Prehistoric Karankawan Adaptive Patterns -- 7. Karankawan Adaptive Patterns during the Colonial Era -- 8. The Impacts of European Colonization: Continuity and Change in Karankawan Lifeways -- 9. The Karankawas on the Spanish Colonial Frontier: Seven Decades of Hostilities and the Resolution of Conflict -- 10. The Mission as an Ecological Resource -- 11. The Long-Term Ecological Roots of Adaptive Change -- Appendix A: Defining the Geographical and Chronological Parameters of the Rockport Phase through Ceramic Analysis -- Appendix B: Methods of Seasonality Analysis
Control code
32968818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 222 p.
Isbn
9780292770737
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95030404
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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