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Encyclopedia of American Indian history & culture : stories, time lines, maps, and more

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Bagley Public Library J 970.0049 OBR (Text) 33500013157631 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 970.0049 OBR (Text) 33500013157623 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1426334540
  • ISBN: 9781426334542
  • ISBN: 1426334532
  • ISBN: 9781426334535
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Arctic and Subarctic -- The Northeast -- The Southeast -- The Plains -- The Southwest -- The Great Basin and Plateau -- The Northwest Coast -- California.
Summary, etc.: "More than 160 tribes are featured in this outstanding new encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of the history of North America's Native peoples. From the Apache to the Zuni, readers will learn about each tribe's history, traditions, and culture, including the impact of European expansion across the land and how tribes live today. Features include maps of ancestral lands; timelines of important dates and events; fact boxes for each tribe; bios of influential American Indians such as Sitting Bull; sidebars on daily life, homes, food, clothing, jewelry, and games; Did You Know facts with photographs; and traditional Native stories... To help give kids the lay of the land, this reference is arranged by region, and all federally recognized tribes are included. Tribal members representing each region and experts at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution were involved in its creation."--Amazon.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    *Starred Review* This encyclopedia fills a gap in the availability of reliable information about indigenous peoples, providing comprehensive, current, detailed profiles of more than 160 indigenous tribes from eight regions of North America. It was produced under the aegis of expert consultants from each of those regions—experts who are not only members of Native communities but who are also professionally involved in the research, preservation, and documentation of indigenous matters. A thoughtful introduction by Ben Nighthorse Campbell establishes the tone and sets the record straight about myths and fallacies that make up most people's knowledge of Native Americans. The rest of the book sustains this view, highlighting without a shadow of a doubt the immense cultural diversity of Native peoples. Information is organized by geographic region and then alphabetically by tribal name. The main narrative covers history and geography as well as contemporary life. Insets include photographs of people engaged in all manner of daily and customary activities. Time lines and sidebars leave no doubt as to the violence done by settler colonial policies and the contributions of Native peoples to the country in times of war, as well as to art, music, and activism. In sum, this book should be part of every classroom and school library. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

AUTHOR: CYNTHIA O'BRIEN has written numerous nonfiction books for young readers, including works on aboriginal studies and a history of the American Indian during the 1800s. She lives in Ontario, not far from the Six Nations of the Grand River Reservation. REGIONAL CONSULTANTS: ARCTIC AND SUBARCTIC TRIBES: William Fitzhugh (Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, specializes in the peoples and cultures of the circumpolar Arctic); NORTHEAST AND SOUTHEAST TRIBES: Karenne Wood (member of the Monacan Indian Nation); PLAINS AND SOUTHWEST TRIBES: Theresa Lynn Fraizer (member of the Laguna, Hopi, and Chippewa tribes); GREAT BASIN TRIBES: Catherine Fowler (professor of anthropology emerita University of Nevada, expert on the Great Basin's Native poeples); PLATEAU TRIBES: Anton Treuer (White Earth Ojibwe Nation); PACIFIC NORTHWEST: Janine Ledford (Makah Indian Tribe); CALIFORNIA: Terria Smith (Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians). NATIVE STORIES EXPERT: Dan SaSuWeh Jones (Ponca Nation). GENERAL CONTENT EXPERTS: Herman J. Viola, Ph.D., curator emeritus with the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution and an adopted member of the Crow Nation, is an author and authority on American Indian history and culture as well as the exploration of the American West. Mert Martens, Ph.D., is an education and social studies curriculum consultant and a Fulbright Fellow.

Subject: Indians of North America Encyclopedias, Juvenile
Indians of North America
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / Encyclopedias
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General
Indians of North America
Genre: Encyclopedias.
Juvenile works.
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