The Indians of Texas in 1830 (Smithsonian Publication 4745)

By: Jean Louis Berlandier; John C. Ewers [Editor]; Patricia Reading Leclerq [Translator];

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First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and price clipped. Corners bumped. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.When Jean Louis Berlandier explored Texas more than 140 years ago there were few white settlers in this vast region. The plains, deserts, woodlands, and seacoast of Texas were peopled by more than forty Indian tribes. Yet only three decades thereafter most of the tribes Berlandier knew had been driven out of Texas by the growing white population. Other tribes had been exterminated. A Swiss-trained botanist, Berlandier traveled north from Mexico City into present day Texas in 1828 as a member of a Mexican boundary and scientific expedition. Along with voluminous notes on the geography, natural resources, and plant and animal life of Texas, Berlandier carefully recorded what he learned of the native tribes, their origins and relationships to neighboring peoples, their languages, beliefs, attitudes, dwellings, clothing, eating habits, education of children, women's activities, hunting techniques, war tactics, burial customs, and much more.

Title: The Indians of Texas in 1830 (Smithsonian Publication 4745)

Author Name: Jean Louis Berlandier; John C. Ewers [Editor]; Patricia Reading Leclerq [Translator];

Categories: Native American,

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press: 1969-01-01

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: b2-4-1932

Keywords: Native Americans Texas history tribes settlers Indian life,