A to Z of American Indian Women

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Gr 7 Up-Largely focusing on tribes now found in Canada and the United States, this alphabetically arranged revision of the 1998 edition attempts to document the lives of Native American women from the 1500s to today. It includes profiles of people recently in the news and an updated bibliography and further-reading lists. Other entries have been revised. As the introduction emphasizes, an exclusively oral tradition was prevalent in most tribes and it was not until the mid- to late-19th century that many Indian women began to share their stories with a wider audience. Therefore, entries on women from earlier periods are based on information from the chief historians of the times-white males-whose cultural lens often caused them to devalue Native lives, particularly the contributions of women. Entries vary in length from one to four pages and make a concerted effort to portray the individual while refraining from judgment on her motives or actions. Black-and-white illustrations are included when available. "Further reading" follows each entry and includes references to articles from academic journals and other quality print and electronic sources. The first appendix, "Recommended Sources on American Indian Women Studies," lists 58 classic and recent works that would form an excellent core collection on the topic. Other appendixes are by profession, tribe, and year of birth. The index is adequate, including "see also" references as well as separate typefaces for entries and illustrations. This resource is of exceptionally high quality.-Courtney Lewis, Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, Kingston, PA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816066940
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: A to Z of Women Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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