Atlas of the North American Indian

by Carl Waldman

Other authorsMolly Braun (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1981



Call number

E77 .W195


Facts on File (1981), Edition: 1st, 288 pages


"Combining clear, informative text with a wealth of maps and illustrations, this unique resource on native Americans offers comprehensive coverage in a single volume. History, culture, languages, and lifeways of American Indian groups across North America are included. This long-awaited revision has an appealing new design and incorporates many political and cultural developments, such as the creation of the Canadian territory Nunavut and Indian gaming, as well as new archaeological discoveries and theories. Also included are new and updated maps, a glossary, updated appendixes, and an expanded bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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LibraryThing member mgkbus
An increadibly useful read and reference resource with maps, place names and history. Starting with the advent of humans and continuing through genocide.
LibraryThing member nbmars
This book is more than an atlas. It is full of maps, charts, lists, and essays. The subjects it covers include Ancient Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Indian Lifeways (culture, art, technology, shelter, clothing, religion, etc.), Indians and Explorers (a chronological list is included), Indian Wars
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(by far the most extensive section of the book), Indian Land Cessions, and Contemporary Indians.

Back matter is extensive, and includes a general chronology of North American Indian history, an alphabetical list of tribes with their locations, both historical and contemporary, a list of reservations by state in the US, and by province in Canada, an alphabetical list of major Indian place names in the US and Canada, and a list of museums, historical societies, reconstructed villages and archeological sites pertaining to Indians in the US and Canada. Finally there is a bibliography and index.

Evaluation: While much of this information can be gleaned off of the internet, it is very nice to have it all in one place, as this book provides.
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0871968509 / 9780871968500


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