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Native American Movements (United States)

  1. Paul Apodaca

Published Online: 14 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470674871.wbespm351

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements

How to Cite

Apodaca, P. 2013. Native American Movements (United States). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2013

Abstract

Prehistoric Native Americans developed complex societies that include confederations, nations, and empires built upon social movements whose only record lies in myth and folklore. Social movements in the historic period are noted as regional or ethnic movements responding to social changes brought by European and American societies that became pan-Indian movements as the US exercised uniform control over all Native Americans.

Keywords:

  • cultural anthropology;
  • ethnicity and culture;
  • Native American;
  • sociology of religion;
  • reform movements;
  • United States of America