Boundaries Between: The Southern Paiutes, 1775-1995 by Martha C. KnackBoundaries Between: The Southern Paiutes, 1775-1995 by Martha C. Knack

Boundaries Between: The Southern Paiutes, 1775-1995

byMartha C. Knack

Paperback | November 1, 2004

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Boundaries Between skillfully relates the history of the Southern Paiutes from their first contacts with Europeans through the end of the twentieth century. In an engaging style, Martha C. Knack combines contemporary oral histories, meticulous archival research, original ethnographic fieldwork, and an astute critical perspective on Indian-white relations. Before the arrival of European Americans, Southern Paiutes foraged the arid hills and valleys of the area known today as southern Utah, northern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southeastern California. By all the “rules” of history and anthropology, such a small-scale, foraging culture should have disappeared long ago, but the Southern Paiutes survive, and their story unsettles assumptions about the role that social complexity, power, and culture play in the dynamics of human history.
Martha C. Knack is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the coauthor of As Long as the River Shall Run: An Ethnohistory of Pyramid Lake Reservation and coeditor of Native Americans and Wage Labor: Ethnohistorical Perspectives.
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Title:Boundaries Between: The Southern Paiutes, 1775-1995Format:PaperbackDimensions:471 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.03 inPublished:November 1, 2004Publisher:UNP - Nebraska PaperbackLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803278187

ISBN - 13:9780803278189

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“In this groundbreaking study of Southern Paiute ethnohistory, Martha Knack provides a direly needed corrective to such marginalization. . . . A landmark achievement in Great Basin ethnohistory. It should become a standard reference, an essential starting point for scholars interested in this poorly understood region of the American West.”—Ned Blackhawk, New Mexico Historical Review - Ned Blackhawk - New Mexico Historical Review