American Ethnic Geography


A Selected Bibliography of the
Ethnic and Cultural Geography of the
United States and Canada


| Atlases | American Indians | Midland Subculture | Lower Southern Subculture | New England Subculture |
| Mormons | African Americans | Ethnic and Racial Mixtures | Hispanic Americans | German Americans |
| German Anabaptist Groups | Dutch Americans | Scandinavian Americans | Finnish Americans |
| Canadian French | Louisiana/Mississippi Valley French | Irish and Scotch-Irish Americans |
| Slavic Americans | Italian Americans | Jewish Americans | Asian Americans |
| Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies | Settlement Morphology | Religion | Language |
| Agriculture | Folk Architecture | Politics | Music | Culture Regions and Boundaries |


ATLASES

Allen, James Paul and Turner, Eugene James. We the People: An Atlas of America's Ethnic Diversity. New York: Macmillan, 1988.

Asante, Molefi and Mattson, Mark. The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. New York: Macmillan, 1991.

Doyle, Rodger. Atlas of Contemporary America: Portrait of a Nation. New York: Facts on File, 1994.

Gaustad, Edwin Scott. Historical Atlas of Religion in America. New York: Harper and Row, 1962.

Halvorson, Peter L. and Newman, William M. Atlas of Religious Change in America, 1952-1990. Atlanta, GA: Glenmary Research Center, 1994.

Hilliard, Sam Bowers. Atlas of Antebellum Southern Agriculture. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984.

Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. Atlas of American History, 2nd rev. ed. New York: Scribner, 1984.

Garrett, Wilbur E., ed. Historical Atlas of the United States. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1988.

Halvorson, Peter and Newman, William. Atlas of Religious Change in America. Washington, D.C.: Glenmary Research Center, 1978.

Paullin, Charles Oscar and Wright, John K. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution and the American Geographical Society, 1932.

Prucha, Francis Paul. Atlas of American Indian Affairs. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990.

Rooney, John F., Jr.; Zelinsky, Wilbur; and Louder, Dean R., eds. This Remarkable Continent: An Atlas of United States and Canadian Society and Culture. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1982.

Sherman, William C. Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: 1983.

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck and Hast, Adele. Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (for the Newberry Library), 1987.

Turner, Eugene and Allen, James P. An Atlas of Population Patterns in Metropolitan Los Angeles and Orange Counties, 1990. Northridge: Department of Geography, California State University, Northridge, 1991.

Waldman, Carl. Atlas of the North American Indian. New York: Facts on File, 1985.




AMERICAN INDIANS

Aschmann, Homer. "Athapaskan Expansion in the Southwest." Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 32 (1970): 79-97.

Ballas, Donald J. "Changing Ecology and Land-Use Among the Teton Dakota Indians, 1680-1900." Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society 27 (1985): 35-47.

________. "Early Agriculture and Livestock Raising among the Teton Dakota Indians." Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society (December, 1973): 53-62.

________. "Geography and the American Indian." Journal of Geography 59 (1960): 156-168.

________. "Historical Geography and American Indian Development." In American Indians: Cultural Geography, 2nd ed., ed. Thomas E. Ross, Tyrel G. Moore, and Laura R. King, 11-27. Southern Pines, NC: Karo Hollow Press, 1995.

________. "The Livelihood of the Eastern Cherokees." Journal of Geography 61 (1962): 342-350.

Bounds, John H. "The Alabama-Coushatta Indians of Texas." Journal of Geography 70 (1971): 175-182.

Burrill, Robert M. "The Establishment of Ranching in the Osage Indian Reservation." Geographical Review 62 (1972): 524-543.

Butzer, Karl W. "The Indian Legacy in the American Landscape." In The Making of the American Landscape, ed. Michael P. Conzen, 27-50. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.

Day, G. M. "The Indian as an Ecological Factor in the Northeastern Forest." Ecology 34 (1953): 329-346.

Denevan, William M. "The Pristine Myth: The Landscape of the Americas in 1492." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 82 (1992): 369-385.

Doolittle, William E. "Agriculture in North America on the Eve of Contact: A Reassessment." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 82 (1992): 386-401.

Doran, Michael. "Antebellum Cattle Herding in the Indian Territory." Geographical Review 66 (1976): 48-58.

________. "Negro Slaves of the Five Civilized Tribes." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 68 (1978): 335-350."

Goodman, James M. "The Native Americans." In Ethnicity in Contemporary America: A Geographical Appraisal, ed. Jesse O. McKee, 31-53. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1985.

Goodwin, Gary C. Cherokees in Transition: A Study of Changing Culture and Environment Prior to 1775. Chicago: University of Chicago Department of Geography, Research Paper No. 181, 1977.

Henderson, Martha L. "Maintaining Vernacular Architecture on the Mescalero Apache Reservation." Journal of Cultural Geography 13, no. 1 (Fall/Winter, 1992): 15-28.

________. "Settlement Patterns on the Mescalero Apache Reservation Since 1883." Geographical Review 80 (1990): 226-238.

Hewes, Leslie. "Cherokee Occupance in the Oklahoma Ozarks and Prairie Plains." Chronicles of Oklahoma 22 (1944): 324-337.

________. "Cultural Fault Line in the Cherokee Country." Economic Geography 19 (1943): 136-142.

________. "Indian Land in the Cherokee Country of Oklahoma." Economic Geography 18 (1942): 401-412.

________. "The Oklahoma Ozarks as the Land of the Cherokees." Geographical Review 32 (1942): 269-281.

Higgins, Brian. "Urban Indians: Patterns and Transformations." Journal of Cultural Geography 2, no. 2 (1982): 110-118.

Hilliard, Sam B. "Indian Land Cessions West of the Mississippi." Journal of the West 10 (1971): 493-510.

________. "Map Supplement No. 16: Indian Land Cessations." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 62 (1972): 374 and map.

Hoover, Jonas W. "Geographic and Ethnic Grouping of Arizona Indians." Journal of Geography 30 (1931): 235-246.

________. "The Indian Country of Southern Arizona." Geographical Review 19 (1929): 38-60.

Hornbeck, David. "The California Indian before European Contact." Journal of Cultural Geography 2 (Spring/Summer 1982): 23-39.

Janke, Ronald A. "Chippewa Land Losses." Journal of Cultural Geography 2, no. 2 (1982): 84-100.

________. "Indian Land-Tenure Problems in the United States." In Themes in Rural History of the Western World, ed. Richard Herr, 140-164. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1993.

________. "The Loss of Indian Lands in Wisconsin, Montana, and Arizona." In American Indians: Cultural Geography, 2nd ed., ed. Thomas E. Ross, Tyrel G. Moore, and Laura R. King, 121-142. Southern Pines, NC: Karo Hollow Press, 1995.

________. "Population, Reservations, and Federal Indian Policy." In Dictionary of Native American Literature, ed. Andrew Wiget, 155-173. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994.

________. "Prehistoric Origins of the Chippewa Indians." Geographical Bulletin 19 (1980): 37-43.

Jett, Stephen C. "An Analysis of Navajo Place-Names." Names 18 (1970): 175-184.

________. "An Introduction to Navajo Sacred Places." Journal of Cultural Geography 13, no. 1 (Fall/Winter, 1992): 29-39.

________. "The Navajo in the American Southwest." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 331-344. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

________. "The Origins of Navajo Settlement Patterns." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 68 (1978): 351-362.

Jordan, Terry G. "The Anglo-American Mestizos and Traditional Southern Regionalism." In Culture, Form, and Place: Essays in Cultural and Historical Geography (Geoscience and Man, Vol. 32), ed. Kent Mathewson, 175-195. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1993.

Josephy, Alvin M., Jr., ed. America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples before the Arrival of Columbus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.

Kay, Jeanne. "The Ecological Basis of Menominee Ethnobotany." Journal of Cultural Geography 2, no. 2 (1982): 1-12.

________. "The Fur Trade and Native American Population Growth." Ethnohistory 31 (1984): 265-287.

________. "Native Americans in the Fur Trade and Wildlife Depletion." Environmental Review 9 (1985): 118-130.

________. "Wisconsin Indian Hunting Patterns, 1634-1836." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 69 (1979): 402-418.

Lung, Julie. "The Termination of the Klamath Indian Reservation." Oregon Geographer 5 (1970): 25-31.

McIntire, Elliot G. "Changes in an American Peasant Society: The Hopi Farmer (of Northeastern Arizona)." Oregon Geographer 1 (1967): 9-13.

________. "Changing Patterns of Hopi Indian Settlement." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 61 (1971): 510-521.

________. "Early Twentieth Century Hopi Population." In American Indians: Cultural Geography, 2nd ed., ed. Thomas E. Ross, Tyrel G. Moore, and Laura R. King, 257-277. Southern Pines, NC: Karo Hollow Press, 1995..

________. "Hopi Colonization on the Colorado River." California Geographer 10 (1969): 7-14.

________. "The Hopi Villages of Arizona: A Study in Changing Patterns." Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 1 (1969): 82-87.

McKee, Jesse O. "The Choctaw: Self Determination and Socioeconomic Development." In American Indians: Cultural Geography, 2nd ed., ed. Thomas E. Ross, Tyrel G. Moore, and Laura R. King, 165-178. Southern Pines, NC: Karo Hollow Press, 1995.

McKee, Jesse O. and Schlenker, Jon A. The Choctaw: Cultural Evolution of the Native American Tribe. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1980.

Pillsbury, Richard. "The Europeanization of the Cherokee Settlement Landscape." Geoscience and Man 23 (1983): 59-69.

Porter, Frank W., III. "American Indians in the Eastern United States." In To Build in a New Land: Ethnic Landscapes in North America, ed. Allen G. Noble, 119-135. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Raby, Stewart. "Indian Land Surrenders in Southern Saskatchewan." Canadian Geographer 17 (1973): 36-52.

Ray, Arthur J., Jr. "Diffusion of Diseases in the Western Interior of Canada, 1830-1850." Geographical Review 66 (1976): 139-157.

________. "Indian Adaptations to the Forest-Grassland Boundary of Manitoba and Saskatchewan." Canadian Geographer 16 (1972): 103-118.

Ross, Thomas E.; Moore, Tyrel G.; and King, Laura R. American Indians: A Cultural Geography, 2nd ed. Southern Pines, NC: Karo Hollow Press, 1995.

Shaffer, Lynda Norene. Native Americans before 1492: The Moundbuilding Centers of the Eastern Woodlands. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992.

Sherman, Merle. "A Geographic Study of the Red Lake Chippewa Indian Band of Minnesota." Proceedings of the Minnesota Academy of Science 30 (1962): 60-66.

Smith, Calvin. "The Oppressed Oppressors: Negro Slavery Among the Choctaw Indians of Oklahoma." Red River Valley Historical Review 2 (1975): 240-253.

Van Otten, George A. and Vasquez, Michael. "Economic Development on Arizona's Native- American Reservations." Journal of Cultural Geography 13, no. 1 (Fall/Winter, 1992): 1-14.

Wagner, Philip L. "The Persistence of Native Settlement in Coastal British Columbia." In Peoples of the Living Land: Geography of Cultural Diversity in British Columbia, Geographical Series No. 15, ed. J. Mighi, 13-27. Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 1972.

Wilms, Douglas C. "Agrarian Progress in the Cherokee Nation Prior to Removal." Western Georgia College Studies in the Social Sciences 16 (1977): 1-15.

________. "Cherokee Settlement Patterns in 19th Century Georgia." Southeastern Geographer 14 (1974): 46-53.

Wishart, David J. "The Dispossession of the Pawnee." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 69 (1979): 382-401.

for additional sources, see the following bibliographies/reference lists:

Carlson, Alvar. "A Bibliography of the Geographical Literature on the American Indian, 1920-1971." Professional Geographer 24 (1972): 258-263.

Jett, Stephen C. A Bibliography of North American Geographers' Works on Native Americans North of Mexico, 1971-1991, Haskell Indian Nations University Studies in the Geography of the American Indian Publication No. 1. Lawrence, KS: Haskell Indian Nations University, 1994.

Winchell, Dick G., et al. "Geographic Research on Native Americans: References." In Geography in America, ed. Gary L. Gaile and Cort J. Willmott, 249-255. Columbus, OH: Merrill, 1989.




OLD-STOCK EURO-AMERICANS: THE MIDLAND SUBCULTURE

Bastian, Robert W. "Generic Place-Names and the Northern-Midland Dialect Boundary in the Midwest." Names 25 (1977): 228-236.

________. "Indiana Folk Architecture." Pioneer America 9, no. 2 (1977): 115-136.

Bowen, William A. The Willamette Valley. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978.

Carney, George O. "Bluegrass Grows All Around: The Spatial Dimensions of a Country Music Style." Journal of Geography 73 (1974): 37-46.

________. "T for Texas, T for Tennessee: The Origins of American Country Music Notables." Journal of Geography 78 (1978): 218-225.

Carver, Craig M. American Regional Dialects: A Word Geography. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1987.

Durand, Loyal, Jr. "Mountain Moonshining in East Tennessee." Geographical Review 46 (1956): 168-181.

Ensminger, Robert F. "Pennsylvania in Canada." Pioneer America Society Transactions 11 (1988): 63-72.

Fischer, David H. "Borderlands to the Backcountry: The Flight from North Britain." Chap. in Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, 605-782. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

________. "North Midlands to the Delaware: The Friends' Migration." Chap. in Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, 419-603. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Glass, Joseph W. The Pennsylvania Culture Region: A View From the Barn. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986.

Hart, John Fraser. "Land Rotation in Appalachia." Geographical Review 67 (1977): 148-166.

Hudson, John. "North American Origins of Middlewestern Frontier Populations." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 78 (1988): 395-413.

Jordan, Terry G. "A Reappraisal of Fenno-Scandian Antecedents for Midland American Log Construction." Geographical Review 73 (1983): 58-94.

________. American Log Buildings: An Old World Heritage. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

________. "Crowned V-Notching in the Midland American Log Culture Complex." Pioneer America Society Transactions 17 (1994): 19-23.

________. "The Imprint of the Upper and Lower South on Mid-Nineteenth Century Texas." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 57 (1967): 667-690.

________. "The Texan Appalachia." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 60 (1970): 409-427.

Jordan, Terry G. and Kaups, Matti. The American Backwoods Frontier: An Ethnic and Ecological Interpretation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

________. "Folk Architecture in Cultural and Ecological Context." Geographical Review 77 (1987): 52-75.

Jordan, Terry G. and Kilpinen, Jon T. "Square Notching in the Log Carpentry Tradition of Pennsylvania Extended." Pennsylvania Folklife 40 (1990): 2-18.

Jordan, Terry G.; Kilpinen, Jon T.; and Gritzner, Charles F. The Mountain West: Interpreting the Folk Landscape. Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Kilpinen, Jon T. "Cultural Diffusion and the Formation of the Western Cultural Landscape: The Shed-Roofed Single-Crib Outbuilding." Pioneer America Society Transactions 18 (1995): 9-15.

________. "The Front-Gabled Log Cabin and the Role of the Great Plains in the Formation of the Mountain West's Built Landscape." Great Plains Quarterly 15 (Winter 1995): 19-31.

________. "Material Folk Culture in the Adaptive Strategy of the Rocky Mountain Valley Ranching Frontier." M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1990.

________. "Material Folk Culture of the Rocky Mountain High Valleys." Material Culture 23, no. 2 (1991): 25-41.

________. "Traditional Fence Types of Western North America." Pioneer America Society Transactions 15 (1992): 15-22.

Kniffen, Fred B. "Folk Housing: Key to Diffusion." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 55 (1965): 549-577.

Kniffen, Fred B., and Glassie, Henry. "Building in Wood in the Eastern United States." Geographical Review 56 (1966): 40-65.

Kurath, Hans. A Word Geography of the Eastern United States. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1949.

Lemon, James G. The Best Poor Man's Country: A Geographical Study of Early Southeastern Pennsylvania. Baltimore: , 1972.

Marshall, Howard W. Folk Architecture in Little Dixie: A Regional Culture in Missouri. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1981.

Miller, E. Joan Wilson. "The Ozark Culture Region as Revealed by Traditional Materials." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 58 (1968): 51-77.

Mitchell, Robert D. Appalachian Frontiers. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1991.

________. "The Shenandoah Valley Frontier." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 62 (1972): 461-486.

Morgan, John. The Log House in East Tennessee. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990.

Newton, Milton. "Cultural Preadaptation and the Upland South." Geoscience and Man 5 (1974): 143-154.

Otto, John S. "The Migration of the Southern Plain Folk: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis." Journal of Southern History 51 (1985): 183-200.

Otto, John S., and Anderson, Nain E. "The Diffusion of the Upland South Folk Culture, 1790-1840." Southeastern Geographer 22 (1982): 89-98.

Pillsbury, Richard. "The Construction Materials of the Rural Folk Housing of the Pennsylvania Culture Region." Pioneer America 8 (1976): 98-106.

________. "Patterns in the Folk and Vernacular House Forms of the Pennsylvania Culture Region." Pioneer America 9 (1977): 12-31.

________. "The Pennsylvania Culture Area: A Reappraisal." North American Culture 3, no. 2 (1987): 37-54.

________. "Pennsylvania in Canada." Pioneer America Society Transactions 11 (1988): 63-72.

Power, Richard L. Planting Corn Belt Culture. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1953.

Price, Edward. "The Central Courthouse Square in the American County Seat." Geographical Review 58 (1968): 29-60.

________. "Root Digging in the Appalachians: The Geography of Botanical Drugs." Geographical Review 50 (1960): 1-20.

Pudup, Mary Beth; Billings, Dwight; and Waller, Altina, eds. Appalachia in the Making: The Mountain South in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Raup, H. F. "The Names of Ohio's Streams." Names 5 (1957): 162-168.

Rose, Gregory S. "Hoosier Origins: The Nativity of Indiana's United States-Born Population in 1850." Indiana Magazine of History 81 (1985): 201-232.

________. "The Southern Midwest as Pennsylvania Extended." East Lakes Geographer 23 (1988): 53-70.

________. "Upland Southerners: The County Origins of Southern Migrants to Indiana by 1850." Indiana Magazine of History 82 (1986): 242-263.

Sauer, Carl O. The Geography of the Ozark Highland of Missouri. Chicago: , 1920.

Wacker Peter O. Land and People: A Cultural Geography of Preindustrial New Jersey. New Brunswick: , 1975.

Wilhelm, Eugene J., Jr. "Animal Drives-A Case Study in Historical Geography." Journal of Geography 66 (1967): 327-334.

________. "Animal Drives in the Southern Highlands." Mountain Life and Work 42, no. 2 (Summer, 1966): 6-11.

________. "Folk Geography of the Blue Ridge Mountains." Pioneer America 11 (1979): 29-40.

________. "Folk Settlement Types in the Blue Ridge Mountains." Keystone Folklore Quarterly 12 (1967): 151-174.

________. "Folk Settlements in the Blue Ridge Mountains." Appalachian Journal 5 (1978): 204-245.

Zelinsky, Wilbur. "Generic Terms in the Place Names of the Northeastern United States." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 45 (1955): 319-349.

________. "The Pennsylvania Town." Geographical Review 67 (1977): 127-147.



| Atlases | American Indians | Midland Subculture | Lower Southern Subculture | New England Subculture |
| Mormons | African Americans | Ethnic and Racial Mixtures | Hispanic Americans | German Americans |
| German Anabaptist Groups | Dutch Americans | Scandinavian Americans | Finnish Americans |
| Canadian French | Louisiana/Mississippi Valley French | Irish and Scotch-Irish Americans |
| Slavic Americans | Italian Americans | Jewish Americans | Asian Americans |
| Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies | Settlement Morphology | Religion | Language |
| Agriculture | Folk Architecture | Politics | Music | Culture Regions and Boundaries |

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