Provides an overview of Native Americans from the first contact with Europeans to the present day, discussing such topics as customs and traditions, major tribal nations, important leaders, and significant historical events. Part I: America Before It Was "America". -- Chapter 1: The Rich, Troubled Past of the American Indian. -- Chapter 2: The Great Migrations. -- Chapter 3: The Development of the Ancient Cultures. -- Chapter 4: Hardly a Vast Wasteland: America before 1492. -- Chapter 5: Settling Down: Tribal Settlements after the Great Migrations. -- Chapter 6: The Five Civilized Tribes. -- Chapter 7: A Tally of Important Tribes. -- Part II: Interacting with Others. -- Chapter 8: "Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue". -- Chapter 9: The Spanish and French Stake Their Claims. -- Chapter 10: Native American Chiefs and Notable Women. -- Chapter 11: Battle Cries and Peace Pipes. -- Chapter 12: Delving into the Details of U.S.-Indian Relations. -- Part III: Working for a Living. -- Chapter 13: Mother Love. -- Chapter 14: Dressing for Purpose and Pride. -- Chapter 15: Home, Native Home. -- Chapter 16: Tools and Transportation. -- Part IV: All in the (Native American) Family. -- Chapter 17: Tribes, Clans, and Bands. -- Chapter 18: Native Languages. -- Chapter 19: The Faith of Their Fathers ... And How Native Americans Worship Today. -- Part V: In a Modern World Not of Their Making. -- Chapter 20: The Slow Dwindling of Native Americans. -- Chapter 21: What's a Tribe, Who's an Indian, and What's the BIA Got to Do With It. -- Chapter 22: Native Americans: Today and Tomorrow. -- Part VI: The Part of Tens. -- Chapter 23: Ten Native American Museums and Cultural Centers. -- Chapter 24: Ten (Plus) Worthy Movies and Documentaries about Native Americans and Their History.