The Other Side of the Frontier: Economic Explorations into Native American History

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Editor's Introduction: Native Americans and U.S. Economic History

LINDA BARRINGTON


Pre-Colonial Endowments

Population Estimates at Contact

The 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World revived interest in precontact indigenous civilizations and population estimates thereof. Accordingly, William M. Denevan produced a second edition of his 1976 (edited) volume The Native Population of the Americas in 1492. In the 1992 edition, Denevan lowered his previously published estimate of the indigenous population of North America (excluding Mexico and Hawaii) in 1500 by 610,000 to 3,790,000. 1 Higher estimates put the preconquest indigenous population north of the Rio Grande at 7 to 12 million (Shaffer 1992, 4). A summary of the estimates that Denevan reported for particular tribes or regions at or near contact appear in Table. 1.1. Map. 1.1 shows the settlement areas of the indigenous population at first contact. Letters preceding the tribes listed in Table. 1.1 identify their precontact location on Map 1.1.

Another good source for the demographic story of indigenous North Americans is A. J. Jaffe The First Immigrants from Asia: A Population History of the North American Indians, also published in 1992. Here Jaffe presented the demographic history of American Indians from their assumed initial arrival from Asia through the 1980 Census of the Population of the United States. In Jaffe's text the first contact with Europeans is treated as just one episode in a population history that covers many millennia. 2 Jaffe estimated the indigenous population within the present-day borders of the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) to be just 1 million near the

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