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From the myths and legends of the ancient world to the verfied historical records of modern times, these inspiring volumes provide a window onto the past, enabling the reader to understand previous eras and the men and women who created them.
A fascinating visual guide to the history and lives of America's native peoples from early times to the present day, encompassing unique tribal traditions, practices, and beliefs.
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Concise, amply researched, well wrought, and vigorous, this intelligent and beautiful general survey of the many nations of Native America is worth much more than its modest price. What will draw readers most is the magnificent collection of photographs of Native Americans in traditional costume, which amounts to an intertribal powwow for the coffee table. These exquisite portraits, interspersed with photos of splendid artwork, suffer somewhat, though, from being identified by the captions only as, for example, "two Ojibwa dancers" or "this Blackfoot man" --a practice that confers a peculiar anonymity that jars with the book's attempt to remind readers that "Indians" weren't all the same across the continent. Nonetheless, a feast for the eyes and mind. Patricia MonaghanReview:
Use this as a basic introduction to Native American cultures and life: it provides unusually clear links between Native activities, cultural development and environment, examining how beliefs and habits were affected by local conditions and ultimately by the arrival of the white man who had a different idea of trade and warfare. -- Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Smithmark Pub, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0831774703
Book Description Smithmark Pub, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0831774703
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0831774703