Handbook of North American Indians: Arctic

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Smithsonian Institution, 1978 - History - 848 pages
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This volume is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Handbook of North American Indians series, the ultimate resource for Native American history across various regions of North America. The set is intended to give an encyclopedic summary of what is known about the prehistory, history, and cultures of the aboriginal peoples of North America north of the urban civilizations of central Mexico.

Volume 5 describes the prehistory, history, and cultures of Eskimo and Native Alaskan people of North America who lived in the Arctic area.

Researchers, especially students in middle grades and above may find this resource useful for writing papers related to topics of North American Indians and multicultural topics.   U.S. public, middle school, high-school, community college, and 4-year academic college and university libraries may want to have the entire Handbook of North American Indian series available for their minorities, and social science reference collections.

William C. Sturtevant, general editor; David Damas, volume editor. Contains copyrighted material. L.C. card 77-17162. Item 909-D-1.

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Edited by DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University, this latest addition to the distinguished "Handbook of North American Indians" series documents ... Read full review

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The Author mentions an island that my grandfather is from but, that is not what you call the "arctic circle". The arctic circle is further up and I believed closer to Canada. Otherwise, I did find some information about my family history and I am seeking more to find since it is a part of who I am. The Alaskan Island my grandfather, Andrew Noatak, is from is Nunivak Island, AK. 

About the author (1978)

Editor, the anthropologist William C. Sturtevant, who had a long career in the field of anthropology and with the Smithsonian, died in 2007.

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