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A Native American encyclopedia : history, culture, and peoples

Author: Barry Pritzker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press , 2000.
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Describes the origin, history, culture, and location of North American Indian tribes and includes information on their current government, economy, status, and significant contributions. Dispelling myths, answering questions, and stimulating thoughtful avenues for further inquiry, this highly absorbing reference provides a wealth of specific information about over 200 North American Indian groups in Canada and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pritzker, Barry.
Native American encyclopedia.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press , 2000
(OCoLC)606679435
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Pritzker
ISBN: 0195138775 9780195138771 019513897X 9780195138979
OCLC Number: 42683042
Notes: Previously published under title: Native Americans.
Description: xvi, 591 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Southwest --
California --
Northwest Coast --
Great Basin --
Plateau --
Great Plains --
Southeast --
Northeast Woodlands --
Subarctic --
Arctic --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Appendix one: Alaska Native villages, by language --
Appendix two: Anca Village Corporations --
Index.
Responsibility: Barry M. Pritzker.
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Describes the origin, history, culture, and location of North American Indian tribes and includes information on their current government, economy, status, and significant contributions. Dispelling myths, answering questions, and stimulating thoughtful avenues for further inquiry, this highly absorbing reference provides a wealth of specific information about over 200 North American Indian groups in Canada and the United States. Readers will easily access important historical and contemporary facts about everything from notable leaders and relations with non-natives to customs, dress, dwellings, weapons, government, and religion. This book is at once exhaustive and captivating, covering myriad aspects of a people spread across a continent divided into ten geographic areas. For easy reference, this work illustrates each Native American group in careful detail. Listed alphabetically, starting with the tribal name, translation, origin, and definition, each entry includes significant facts about the group's location and population, as well as impressive accounts of the group's history and culture. Bringing entries up to date, Barry Pritzker also presents current information on each group's government, economy, legal status, and land holdings. Whether interpreting the term "tribe" (many traditional native American groups were not tribes at all but more like extended families), or describing how a Shoshone woman served as a guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Pritzker always presents the material in a clear and lively manner. In light of past and ongoing injustices and the momentum of Indian and Inuit self-determination movements, an understanding of Native American cultures as well as their contributions to contemporary society becomes increasingly important. A magnificent resource, this book liberally provides the essential information necessary to better grasp the history and cultures of North American Indians.

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