Encyclopedia Of Native Tribes Of North America

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Item#: 9781770854611
Edition 02
Author Johnson, Michael G
Cover Hardback
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Praise for the first edition: \"A model of excellence in the art of reference volume publishing ... Every public and school li
ary ... should acquire this treasure. It will remain the standard for many years to come.\" -- Dr. James A. Clifton, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University \"This substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated books on Native Americans now in print... Highly recommended.\" -- Li
ary Journal This superb, fully illustrated reference offers the most up-to-date and essential facts on the identity, kinships, locations, populations and cultural characteristics of some 400 separately identifiable peoples native to the North American continent, both living and extinct, from the Canadian Arctic to the Rio Grande. This revised edition adds 32 pages, updates all facts and
provides improved illustrations and maps. The abundance of illustrations and photographs form an especially rich store of material describing the vast range of Native American material culture. The maps are valuable pictorial representations of major historical events. Population and settlement trends based on the most recent US Census paint detailed portraits of all officially recognized tribes. The book includes: More than 300 color and archival photographs, many of them improved selections Extensive visual coverage of tribal dress and cultural artifacts 21 regional maps, including prehistoric cultural and historic sites and tribe distribution maps, as well as maps showing movement of tribes and non-indigenous troops during conflicts, all updated as needed More than 100 specially commissioned color illustrations, also improved as
needed. This is one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and useful references published in recent years. Scholarly and accessible, it is an important record of the Native American peoples and an essential purchase for schools and li
aries.

Table of Contents
Contents Foreword Introduction Classification of Indian Languages Tribes and Cultures Northeastern Woodlands Southeastern Woodlands Plains and Prairie Plateau Great Basin California Southwest Northwest Coast Subarctic Arctic Maps Detailing the First Nations of Canada and Native People of Alaska The Indian Today Glossary Native Populations Museums Select Bibliography Index

Review Quotes
This new edition features 16 additional pages, new maps on the Arctic and the Subarctic, a section on the Metis, an expanded glossary, and updated census data. Like earlier editions, it is organized by culture area (\"Northwestern Woodlands,\" \"Southeastern Woodlands,\" \"Plains and Prairie,\" \"Plateau,\" \"Great Basin,\" \"California,\" \"Southwest,\" \"Northwest Coast,\" \"Subarctic,\" and \"Arctic\"). Each culture area is introduced with a linguistic chart, an ethnohistorical essay, and a map; these help readers understand relationships between nations in the specific areas. . . The volume is enhanced with an informative introduction, an explanation of linguistic classification (language families), extensive and detailed maps, a section on native people today, detailed demographic statistics for the US and Canada, and an illustrated glossary. Though not in academia, Johnson has published about native peoples for more than 30 years. . . The maps, photographs, and beautiful illustrations by Hook,
combined with concise, accurate entries, make this volume a good purchase, especially for li
aries that lack the 2007 edition. Summing up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers.

[Review of previously published edition:] Excellent color photographs, maps, and a well-illustrated glossary....School li
arians will appreciate this book, especially the colorful maps, charts, and photographs. It is quite easy to be dazzled by the photography.

[Review of previously published edition:] The richly illustrated, large format volume includes new maps, additional and better presented historical and contemporary photographs, art by renowned illustrator Richard Hook, and summer tables (e.g., of Indian languages), essays on \"The Indian Today\" and museums with Indian art and material, 2000 Census and other data on the North American Indian population, and a glossary.

[Review of previously published edition:] Revised and expanded, Johnson's Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America is a delight both to the eye and the pocketbook.... The fact that Firefly Books could do this exquisite volume for such a small price is to be commended. Recommended.

[Review of previously published edition:] Provides concise information about Native peoples north of the Rio Grande, including Canada... Although similar to other one-volume encyclopedias, the rich illustration and supplemental sections make this volume worthwhile. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels.

[Review of previously published edition:] Newly expanded by more than 70 pages from the original 1994 publication, this substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated books on Native Americans now in print. Divided into ten region-categorized chapters, it offers a one- to two-paragraph description of the many tribes living within recognized regional boundaries. The color plates, previously located in a separate section, now appear beside relevant textural passages. Period and cultural artifact photographs have been added. Highly recommended for North American historical and ethnographic collections.

Johnson, author of several books on Native Americans, expanded and richly illustrated this second edition, which focuses on tribes living north of the Rio Grande, including Alaska and Canada. In addition to the color plates by Richard Hook, there are numerous maps, illustrations, and black-and-white photos throughout. An overview of the classification of Indian languages serves as the basis for the organization of the subsequent sections of the encyclopedia. Each chapter concentrates on a geographic region with tribal information arranged by language. The content is concise, gathering facts on ethnology, demographics, and culture. A glossary, census data, and a bibliography are also included. Anyone interested in Native American history and culture will find this book a valuable resource. VERDICT A worthwhile addition to the reference collection at school, college, and public li
aries.