Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its publication, this sourcebook was nominated for the Anisfield Wolf Award for Race Relations in 1968 and is considered the main source for information on Native Americans by many book reviewers. Content: Lists and describes the activities of thousands of American Indian organizations, institutions, government agencies, Tribal Nations and communities, BIA, tribal & Indian schools, public schools with Indian education programs, colleges with Native American Studies ...

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its publication, this sourcebook was nominated for the Anisfield Wolf Award for Race Relations in 1968 and is considered the main source for information on Native Americans by many book reviewers. Content: Lists and describes the activities of thousands of American Indian organizations, institutions, government agencies, Tribal Nations and communities, BIA, tribal & Indian schools, public schools with Indian education programs, colleges with Native American Studies departments; museums, libraries, media, gaming, book publishers, film/video producers; a 250 page bibliography of over 6,000 books; and a 300 page biographical section containing biographies of more than 1,000 Native Americans and non-Indians active in Indian affairs. Includes postal, e-mail & website addresses for most listings. Also includes a Canadian section with First Nations, organizations, etc.

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Klein's editions of the Reference Encyclopedia have been the major source for listings of information on American Indian and Alaska Native groups for more than a decade. The first section of the book contains the source listings, presenting names, addresses, and often leaders of the tribal organizations (both federal and other) across the United States. The resource provides similar information for Canada. The second section is the bibliography, which contains citations for 4500 in-print titles. Separate lists by subject follow, and there is also a listing of publishers of Indian titles. There are, however, no indexes of any kind, though the ``Who's Who'' that comprises the last section of the book has been improved greatly. Information included in this section is provided by each biographee and varies in length and currency. A list of the approximately 2500 biographees follows. While editions are now biennial, there are plans to publish annually starting in 1993. The Native American Information Directory is the first publication seriously to rival the source listings in Klein's reference. Sections include American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Aboriginal Canadians, and general resources on Native Americans. Each entry is numbered, and the editor provides additional access through a name and keyword index. Each section is subdivided into categories such as tribal communities (federally recognized groups only), national organizations, and so forth. Entries in each category are generally arranged by state and then either by city or title. A user's guide details scope, arrangement, sources of information, and index plan. While the Directory does not include an extensive bibliography, each published entry includes sample titles. The Directory has an excellent index, but does not include biographical information. Biennial editions are planned. Surprisingly, these two reference titles do not always list the same organizations and programs in similar categories. Tribal entries tend to be similar, though the exclusion of nonfederally recognized groups is a serious omission in the directory. While Klein's encyclopedia entries in other areas have been gleaned from years of compilation, the Directory has extracted information from a variety of existing reference publications, as well as some original research. Putting this information in one place is certainly a contribution, though the compilers need to dig further to include organizations neglected by major reference sources. Because of the disparity of the information included in these publications, libraries with serious collections on Native Americans will want both. Libraries that can buy only one reference book will find Klein's encyclopedia both less expensive (in paperback) and a little easier to use. We are indeed fortunate to have such a good choice.-- Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Lib., New York
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**** New edition (the sixth was published in 1993) of the standard reference, previous editions of which are cited in ARBA, Sheehy, and BCL3. Arrangement is in four sections. The first contains listings for government agencies, national associations, financial institutions, schools, college courses and programs, tribal councils, health services, audiovisual aids, tribal casinos and bingo halls, periodicals, events, and several other categories of information. The second section contains Canadian information. The third and fourth are devoted to bibliography and to biographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915344062
  • Publisher: Todd Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1986
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: 4th ed
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1

Table of Contents

Introduction i
Section 1 Source Listings
Reservations, Communities & Tribal Councils 1
Other Indian Tribes & Groups 23
Federally Recognized Tribes 28
Government Agencies 31
National Associations, Organizations & Institutions 38
Native American Financial Institutions 53
Regional, State & Local Organizations 54
Schools
Bureau of Indian Affairs 71
Indian Education Technical Assistance Centers 79
Indian Education Programs (Public Schools) 81
College Courses & Programs 106
American Indian College Fund Member Colleges 118
Financial Aid
Directories & Reference Books 119
Foundation Grant Makers 119
U.S. Government Financial Aid 127
Tribal Scholarships 128
Corporate Grant Makers 130
Religious Grant Makers 131
Indian Health Service 132
Museums, Monuments and Parks 144
Libraries & Research Centers 170
Media-Communications (Radio & Television) 186
Audiovisual Aids
Films & Videos 190
Filmstrips & Slides 220
Recordings 222
Prints, Photographs, Calendars, Posters 231
Maps & Microfiche 232
Computer Networks, CD-ROMs, Software, Databases Web Sites, Graphics, Games, Gift Items 235
Traveling Exhibits, Festivals-Film & Video 236
Tribal Film/Video Producers 236
Audiovisual Aids Distributors 237
Periodicals 241
Arts & Crafts Shops & Cooperatives 261
Product Codes 283
Casino & Bingo Halls 284
Native American Events 290
Section 2 Canadian Section
Canadian First Nations & Bands 307
First Nations Associations
(National) 321
(Regional) 322
First Nations Museums 328
First Nations Libraries 330
First Nations Periodicals 330
Canadian Colleges 334
First Nations Media 336
Section 3 Bibliography
Bibliography--Alphabetical 339
Bibliography--Subject 451
Bibliography--Publishers Index 495
Section 4 Biographies
Biographies 512
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