Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes / Edition 3

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes / Edition 3

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by Carl Waldman
     
 

Encyclopedia of Native American Indians is a comprehensive, accessible guide to more than 150 North American Indian nations. Organized alphabetically by tribe or group, the book summarizes the historical record—such as locations, migrations, contacts with non-Indians, wars—and includes present-day tribal status. Readers will get a brief look atSee more details below

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Encyclopedia of Native American Indians is a comprehensive, accessible guide to more than 150 North American Indian nations. Organized alphabetically by tribe or group, the book summarizes the historical record—such as locations, migrations, contacts with non-Indians, wars—and includes present-day tribal status. Readers will get a brief look at traditional Indian lifeways, including language, families, clothing, houses, boats, tools, arts, legends, and rituals. This revised edition features:
Important developments in Indian political issues and cultural affairs
Increased coverage of prehistoric Indians as well as Mesoamerican civilizations
Emerging casinos in the 1990s, such as Foxwoods in the Pequot reservation in Connecticut
Recent activism, such as demonstrations at Plymouth, Massachusetts and the blockade at the Oka and Kahnawake reserves near Montreal
The use of native names again by certain tribes, such as the Inuit, rather than those applied by non-Indians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816062737
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Facts on File Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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