Indian Nations of North America

Indian Nations of North America

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Random House, Inc.
Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America &;and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent...investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans &;captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.

Grand Central Pub
Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America -and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent...investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans -captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.

Baker & Taylor
Categorized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference examines the history, beliefs, traditions, languages, and lifestyles of indigenous peoples of North America.

Book News
This beautifully designed and copiously illustrated book has many virtues: It's largely written by Native American scholars; it includes detailed information on tribes and communities that are often ignored; and it clearly shows the continuing vitality of Native American communities. However, the focus on tribes that receive services from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) keeps this book from being comprehensive. Canadian First Nations are almost entirely absent, for example, other than those located in the country's northern regions. In addition, there is no mention of the largest U.S. tribe east of the Mississippi--the Lumbees of North Carolina--which was excluded from BIA services by the same law that gave the tribe federal recognition. Other groups appear only on maps or in passing references in entries about another tribe (such as the Comanche and Osage nations in Oklahoma). Even with these limitations, this is by far the best single-volume reference on Native Americans north of Mexico currently available. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010
ISBN: 9781426206641
142620664X
9781426206658
1426206658
Branch Call Number: 970.0049 IN
Characteristics: 384 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Treuer, Anton
Viola, Herman J.

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