Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

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Infobase Publishing, 2006 - Indians of North America - 385 pages
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Third Edition is a fully updated reference discussing more than 200 American Indian tribes of North America, as well as prehistoric peoples and civilizations. Arranged alphabetically by tribe or group, this comprehensive work offers 60 new entries on tribes not covered in depth in the previous editions. The informative, accessible text summarizes the historical record--locations, migrations, contacts with non-Indians, wars, and more--and includes present-day tribal affairs and issues. The book also covers traditional Indian life-ways, including diet, housing, transportation, tools, clothing, art, and rituals, as well as language families. Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Third Edition includes at least one representative tribe from each language family or language isolate for each of the culture areas. Many new entries include tribes in California, Alaska, and Canada.

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The traditional lifestyles and customs of individual North American tribes and their history after contact with encroaching whites are topics discussed in alphabetical entries ranging from Abenaki to ... Read full review

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Thank-you for doing this research. Many Peoples of the North avoided the 'census taker' simply because if jotted down in ledgers families may well be broken up and children sent to Residential Schools. Who can blame them?

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Carl Waldman is a freelance writer and the author of numerous books on Native Americans for Facts On File/Checkmark Books, including Atlas of the North American Indian, Revised Edition, Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Revised Edition, and Word Dance: The Language of Native American Culture. He resides in Cherry Valley, NY.

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