Photos by Vadim Rigin released on Oct 11, Collectors Edition px, 3.
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During the 19th century, and often only after heated resistance, the governments of the United States and Canada disenfranchised most Northern American tribes of their land and sovereignty. Written By: It was not unusual for governmental authorities to prohibit indigenous religious practices such as the potlatch and Sun Dance in the hope that cultural continuity would be broken and Christianity adopted.
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Spanish colonizers described villages in which the basic social units were nuclear and extended families, dominated by male members and elders; barter-based market economies and complex religious traditions were also characteristic of these groups. These changes in diet and settlement and the development of trade are some of the defining characteristics of the Archaic cultures.