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Moorhead Public Library 973.04 GAL (Text) V.4 33500006154280 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 0787610895 (v. 4 : acid-fred paper)
  • ISBN: 0787610887 (v. 3 : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0787610879 (v. 2 : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0787610860 (v. 1 : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0787610852 (set : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: 4 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit : Gale, c1998.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: v. 1. Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean -- v. 2. Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America -- v. 3. Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau -- v. 4. California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 September 1998
    This ambitious reference work, designed to be used by students, teachers, librarians, and general readers, provides historical, cultural, and current information on nearly 400 Native American groups. Although the editors attempted to secure native authors and scholars to write and review the essays, tribal affiliation and academic credentials are listed for only a few.At first the arrangement might seem a bit awkward because entries on individual tribal and native groups are divided into 13 geographic regions as suggested by the Smithsonian Institution's classic multivolume Handbook of North American Indians (1988^-). This means that the index is an essential access point for users with limited knowledge about Native Americans. The first volume covers the major tribal groups of the Northeast, Southeast, and Caribbean, while volume 2 deals with the groups of the Great Basin, Southwest, and Middle America. The third volume provides information about the groups of the Arctic, the Subarctic, the Great Plains, and the Plateau. The final volume deals with native groups from the Pacific Northwest, California, and the Pacific Islands. Entries on individual tribal groups are arranged alphabetically within these 13 sections. Access is facilitated by the fact that each volume, in addition to its own table of contents, lists the contents of the other volumes in the set.The major sections begin with a signed overview essay, which varies in length from 5,000 to 20,000 words and contains information about history, culture, and contemporary issues, as well as several small black-and-white maps and photos and a bibliography. These informative overview essays are followed by signed entries on individual tribal groups. Each article is laid out with subsections containing information on the history from pre-European contact to the present, religion, language, buildings, subsistence, clothing, healing practices, customs, oral literature (with an example of a tale or myth), and current tribal issues. Special features in each entry are the sidebars that contain basic information, a time line, and profiles of important people. These sidebars make it easy to find essential information quickly. There are also a number of small black-and-white photos and a bibliography for further reading.Each of the four volumes contains several double-page, black-and-white maps detailing the historical origins of the tribal groups, and the locations of contemporary state and federal reservations. Profiles of individuals are listed separately in each volume's table of contents, making it easy to locate biographical information. There is a cumulative general index of tribes, native peoples, pertinent famous non-native peoples, wars and battles, treaties and important legislation, reservations, associations, and religious groups.What makes this new Gale set unique is its coverage of tribes. The one-volume Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (Facts On File, 1988) is both less detailed and less current. Another multivolume resource, The Encyclopedia of North American Indians [RBB S 1 97] lists a variety of topics in A^-Z format. High-school, public, and academic libraries will find The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes a useful addition to their information on native peoples. Team it with Davis' Native America in the Twentieth Century [RBB D 1 94] to broaden coverage of contemporary issues. ((Reviewed September 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Indians of North America
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