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Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Native American History, Culture, and Life from Paleo-Indians to the Present

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Even as interest in the powerful, often tragic history of Native America grows, many books continue to perpetuate long-standing misconceptions of the past as well as the romantic steretypes often popularized today. Readers can now rely on Encyclopedia of North American Indians for an authentic and often surprising portrait of the complexities of the Native American experience. Written by more than 260 contemporary authorities, the volume features many Native American contributors - including eminent writers, tribal elders, scholars, and activists - with voices as distinct as their subjects, offering a deeper and more informed appreciation of American Indian life, past and present. Illustrated with many rare photographs, the Encyclopedia features articles on subjects such as mound builders, reservations, cigar-store Indians, child rearing, powwows, boarding schools, museums and collectors, dreams, the occupation of Alcatraz, and the impact of American Indian civilizations on Europe and the world. Contemporary topics include gambling, sports mascots, alcoholism, urban Indians, and the status of women. Biographies illuminate not only famous chiefs and warriors but an enormously diverse group of historical figures, such as Pauline Johnson, a Mohawk who becme the first American Indian woman to publish poetry; Charles Curtis, a Kaw Indian who served as vice president under Herbert Hoover; and "Chief" Bender, an Ojibwa who played and coached professional baseball and is lauded in the Baseball hall of Fame. Covering Arctic to southeastern peoples, separate articles on more than one hundred major tribes - from Abenaki to Zuni - discuss community origins, rituals and beliefs, social organizations, and present-day life.

About the Author

Frederick E. Hoxie is vice president of education and research at the Newberry Library in Chicago and former director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian. His most recent book is Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395669211
Subtitle:
Native American History, Culture, and Life From Paleo-Indians to the Present
Editor:
Hoxie, Frederick E.
Editor:
Hoxie, Frederick E.
Author:
Hoxie, Frederick E.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Encyclopedias.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
SP-520
Publication Date:
19961120
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 in 3.88 lb

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