For students, researchers, writers and history buffs, this wide-ranging portrait of the first Americans is full of hard-to-find information. Each chapter focuses on a particular topic, such as early encounters with Europeans, religious traditions, treaties, tribal governments, language and literature. 100 photos; maps.GBC (West/Southwest)
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"... an excellent overview of past and present Native American life." — Library Journal "Best research tool." — Lingua Franca 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:
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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Book Description Macmillan General Reference, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0671850121