The Native American Almanac: A Portrait of Native America Today

The Native American Almanac: A Portrait of Native America Today

by Arlene B. Hirschfelder, Marty Kreipe de Montano
     
 

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Wide-ranging, authoritative, and timely, here is an illuminating portrait of America's Native peoples, combining information about their history and traditions with insight into the topics that most affect their lives today. From the upheaval of first contacts to the policies of removal to contemporary issues of self-determination, this useful sourcebook provides

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Wide-ranging, authoritative, and timely, here is an illuminating portrait of America's Native peoples, combining information about their history and traditions with insight into the topics that most affect their lives today. From the upheaval of first contacts to the policies of removal to contemporary issues of self-determination, this useful sourcebook provides information on all aspects of Native American life. The Native American Almanac outlines topics of particular interest, such as the history of Native—white relations, the location and status of Native American tribes, religious traditions and ceremonies, language and literature, and contemporary performers and artists, and includes dozens of useful reference features such as:

Maps of tribal areas, historical conflicts, and present-day reservations
A detailed chronology of significant events
Names and addresses of hundreds of organizations concerned with Native American affairs
A listing of Native American landmarks, museums, and cultural centers from coast to coast
More than 100 black-and-white photographs and drawings

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...an excellent overview of past and present Native American life."
Library Journal

"Best research tool."
—Lingua Franca

Library Journal
Hirschfelder ( The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions , among others) and de Montano, a manager at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian, have written an excellent overview of past and present Native American life. Their book opens with a well-written historical section that leads into 15 chapters covering demographics, law, treaties, relations with the federal government, tribal government, language, education, religion, games and sports, and media, as well as an extensive bibliography. Also included are lists of tribes, reservations, treaties, and a chronology. While much of the directory information and bibliography duplicates Barry Klein's Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian and the Native American Information Directory (both LJ 1/93), the inclusion of discussion on past and present social and cultural trends creates an unusual, informative reference work. Recommended to all varieties of libraries.-- Stephen L. Hupp, Capital Univ. Lib., Columbus, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620456828
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

ARLENE HIRSCHFELDER is the author of numerous books on Native American subjects, including the Carter G. Woodson Award-winning Happily May I Walk and The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions. She has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and has taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City. She lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. MARTHA KREIPE DE MONTAN? is the manager of the Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution. A member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi from Kansas, she has an M.A. in the Ethnohistory of North American Indians from the University of Kansas, and is the author of Coyote in Love with a Star, A Picture Book. She lives in New York City.

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