North American Indian Peoples

North American Indian peoples can be roughly divided into Eastern North American Indian peoples, Western North American Indian peoples, and Northern North American Indian peoples.


Eastern North American Indian peoples

These further include Northeast Woodland and Southeastern cultures.

Western North American Indian peoples

These further include Plains, Great Basin, California, and Plateau cultures.

Northern North American Indian peoples

These further include Subarctic, Arctic, and Northwest Coastal cultures.


History including prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history; modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century; and the future can be used to examine Eastern North American Indian peoples and Western North American Indian peoples.

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Other Sociology

Othe sociology including other peoples of the world such as other American Indian peoples, Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, and African peoples communities, and social mechanics can be used to examine Eastern North American Indian peoples and Western North American Indian peoples.


Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and families can be used to examine Eastern North American Indian peoples and Western North American Indian peoples.


Religion including particular religions, religuous organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected.

Particular religions

Particular religions including pagan religion, Abrahamic religion, secularism, and Asian religion can be connected.

Pagan religion

Pagan religion including American Indian pagan, neopagan, European, African, and Asian pagan religion can be connected. American Indian religion can be connected. Neopagan religion can be connected. European pagan religion can be connected. African pagan religion can be connected. Asian pagan religion can be connected.

Abrahamic religion

Abrahamic religion including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam can be connected.


Christianity including Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy, Mormonism, and Early Christianity can be connected.

Catholicism can be connected. Protestantism can be connected. Orthodoxy can be connected. Early Christianity can possibly be connected. Mormonism can be connected.

Judaism can be connectd. Islam can be connected.

Secularism can be connected.

Asiatic religion

Asian religion including Indian, East Asian, and Persian religion can be connected.

Indian religion including Sihkhism and Jainism can be connected. Buddhism can be connected. Hinduism can be connected.

East Asian religion including Confucianism, Taoism, Japanese religion, and Korean religion can be connected. Persian religion including Zoroastrianism, Manicheanism, and Mithraism can be connected.

Religious organization can be connected. Religious practice can be connected. Religious belief can be connected.


Particular governments

Particular governments including international government, national government, and local government can be connected. International government including colonial empires and traditional empires can be connected. Modern compacts including world government, regional organizations, special purpose organizations, and temporary alliances can be connected.

National government can be connected. Local government can be connected.

Government activity

Government activity including state relations, administration, and succession can be connected.

State relations including warfare, diplomacy, and intelligence can be connected. Administration including security, public works and lands, welfare, and taxation can be connected. Succession including election, appointment, inheritance, and seizure can be connected.

Government structure

Government structure including forms of government, executive systems, legislative systems, judicial systems, and policial parties and interest groups can be connected.

Forms of government can be connected. Executive systems can be connected. Legislative systems can be connected. Judicial systems can be connected. Political parties and interest groups can be connected.


Law including tribal law, Western law, International law, and Asian law can be connected.

Tribal law can be connected. Western law can be connected. International law can be connected. Asian law can be connected.


Economic systems

Economic systems including economic system behavior, economic system types, networks, and firms can be connected.

Economic system behavior can be connected. Economic system types can be connected. Networks can be connected. Firms can be connected.


Industries including social and medical services, commercial and financial services, communications industries, transportation industries, building related industries, manufacturing and extraction industries, and food and agricultural industries can be connected.

Social and medical services including institutional services, personal and social services, and recreation and entertainment industries can be connected. Commerical and financial services including wholesale and retail merchandising, banking and credit, brokers and dealers, renting and leasing, and insurance can be connected. Communications industries such as information services, computer services, electronic media, and print media can be connected. Transportation industries such as transportation systems, aerospace transportation, water transportation, and land tranportation can be connected. Building related industries such as accomodation, furnishings and equipment supply, construction, and building materials supply can be connected. Manufacturing and extraction industries such as equipment manufacturing, nonmetallic product manufacturing, metal and mineral product manufacturing, utilities, and extraction can be connected. Food and agricultural industries such as food service, food production, forestry, agriculture, and hunting and fishing can be connected.

Economic activity

Economic activity including consumption, distribution and exchange, and production can be connected.

Consumption can be connected. Distribution and exchange can be connected. Production can be connected.


School systems

School systems including higher education, secondary education, and primary education can be connected.

Higher education can be connected. Secondary education can be connected. Primary education can be connected.

Educational organization including faculty, students, and course material can be connected. Educational administration can be connected.

Cultural institutions including performance venues, libraries, and museums can be connected. Teaching can be connected. Research can be connected.


Particular families can be connected. Kinship can be connected. Parenting can be connected. Marriage can be connected.


Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be used to examine Eastern North American Indian peoples and western North American Indian peoples.

Behavioral culture

Cultural events including holidays, disasters, expeditions, awards, gatherings, and performances can be connected. Recreation and entertainment including sports, games, theater, dance, and music can be connected. Occupations including service occupations, industrial occupations, communication occupations, transportation occupations, building occupations, and food-related occupations can be connected. Customs including institutional customs, social interaction customs, clothing and dress customs, living and dwelling customs, and vital customs can be connected.

Conceptual culture

Philosophy including philosophical schools and doctrines, special topics, aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and logic can be connected. Applied science including applied social science, medical science, information science, accounting, navigation, engineering science, and measurement can be connected. Mathematics including mathematical rigorization, statistics, geometry, analysis, algebra, and arithmetic can be connected. Literature including particular works, literary types and genres, literary forms, and oral tradition can be connected. Graphic arts including animation, photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing can be connected. Language including languages of the world, writing, and linguistics can be connected.

Material culture

Miscellaneous artifacts such as sculpture, musical instruments, toys, and medicines can be connected. Communications technology including electronic communication, graphic communication, and written communication can be connected. Transportation technology including space technology, air transportation, water transportation, land transportation, and packaging can be connected. Clothing and dress including garments, adornment, and fabrics can be connected. Foodstuffs including prepared foods, preserved and processed foods, and raw foodstuffs can be connected. Building technology including outdoor structures, complete buildings, building components, furnishings, and materials can be connected. Industrial technology including advanced technology, utilities, weaponry, machinery, chemical technology, fuels, and tools can be connected.


Particular groups

Particular groups can be connected.

Human geography

North American geography including Northeastern American geography, Northwestern American geography, and Southwestern American geography can be connected. South American geography including Amazon geography, Andean geography, and Argentine geography can be connected. European geography including Balkan geography, Eastern European geography, Central European geography, Italian geography, Northwest European geography, Iberian geography, Scandinavian geography, and Island European geography can be connected. Oceanic geography including Australian geography, Pacific Island geography, and Antarctic geography can be connected. Asian geography including Southwest Asian geography, South Asian geography, Central Asian geography, North Asian geography, East Asian geography, and Southeast Asian geography is distantly connected. African geography including North African geography, West African geography, North Central African geography, South Central African geography, East African geography, and South African geography can be connected.

Human ecology

Human effects on the environment can be connected. Relations with other life can be connected. Environmental effects on people can be connected.

Physical anthropology

Human origins can be connected. Racial variation can be connected. Human dispersion can be connected.


Population change can be connected. Population size and structure can be connected. Migration can be connected. Mortality and morbidity can be connected. Birth and fertility can be connected.

Social foundations

Social group behavior can be connected. Social group types can be connected. Social control can be connected. Social interaction can be connected. Social presentation can be connected.

Personal studies


  • Buddha (c 563 BC - c 483 BC)
  • Confucius (c 551 BC - c 479 BC)
  • Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
  • Jesus (c 1 BC - c 33 CE)
  • Paul (c 5 EC - c 67 CE)
  • Ts'ai Lun (c 50 CE - c 121 CE)
  • Mohammed (c 570 CE - c 632 CE)
  • Newton (1642-1727 CE)
  • Columbus (1451 CE - 1506 CE)
  • Gutenberg (1398 CE - c. 1468 CE)
  • Darwin, Charles (1809-1882 CE)
  • Euclid (lived c. 300 BC)
  • Galileo (1564 CE - 1642 CE)
  • Moses (lived c. 17th-14th century BC)
  • Shih Huang Ti (259 BC- 210 BC)


Social psychology can be connected. Personality can be connected. Mental disorders can be connected. Developmental psychology can be connected. Behavior patterns can be connected. Mind can be connected. Behavioral elements can be connected.

Human body

Human form and appearance can be connected. Human disease can be connected. The human life cycle can be connected. Body functions can be connected. Body systems can be connected.



Biohistory including Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic life can be connected. Ecology including biogeography, ecosystems, evolution, system ecology, community ecology, population ecology, and behavioral ecology can be connected. Systematics including animals, fungi, plants, protists, and microbes can be connected. Organism biology including behavior, life cycle, morphology and form, organ systems, tissues, and habitat can be connected. Cell biology including types, behavior, and structure can be connected. Molecular biology including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, other organics, and inorganics can be connected.

Earth science

Geohistory including Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic periods can be connected. Physical geography including mapping, oceanic geography, and terrestrial geography can be connected. Amospheric science including climatology, meteorology, and atmospheric structure can be connected. Hydrospheric science including oceanography, glaciology, groundwater, and fresh water can be connected. Geology including interior geology, geologic processes, landforms, petrology, and mineralogy can be connected.


Galactic astronomy including cosmology, galactic types, and galactography can be connected. Stellar astronomy including astrocartography, star groupings, stars, exoplanets, and the interstellar medium can be connected. Local astronomy including the Sun, planetary systems, minor bodies, and the interplanetary medium can be connected,


Chemical systems including organic, inorganic, gas, liquid, and solid chemistry can be connected. Chemical change including nuclear reactions, chemical reactions, and physical changes can be connected. Chemical substances including mixtures, compounds, and elements can be connected.


The structure of matter including exotic matter, common bulk matter, molecular physics, atomic physics, and subatomic physics can be connected. Quantum physics can be connected. Relativity including general relativity and special relativity can be connected. Electromagnetism including optics, magnetism, electric current, and electrostatics can be connected. Thermodynamics including statistical mechanics, nonclassical thermodynamics, and classical thermodynamics can be connected.

Mechanics including gravitation and celestial mechanics, general mechanics, and rigid body mechanics can be connected. Particle mechanics including particle systems, energetics, kinetics, kinematics, and particle description can be connected.

Created 6 Mar 2013 Last updated 20 Dec 2017