Life Among the Texas Indians

Life Among the Texas Indians : The WPA Narratives

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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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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 21 b&w photos, index
  • 1585445282
  • 9781585445288

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..."a fascinating and unexpectedly candid view into the lives of Texas Indians."
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About David La Vere

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.
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