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Main Title The Gale encyclopedia of Native American tribes /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Malinowski, Sharon.
Publisher Gale,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 37475188
ISBN 0787610852; 9780787610852; 0787610860; 9780787610869; 0787610879; 9780787610876; 0787610887; 9780787610883; 0787610895; 9780787610890
Subjects Indians of North America ; Indians of North America--Encyclopedias ; United States--Native races ; Indianen ; Eskimo's ; Indianer ; Nordamerika ; Mittelamerika ; Englisch ; Indiens--Amérique du Nord--Encyclopédies
Internet Access
Description Access URL!jn_s_Gale+Encyclopedia+of+Native+American+Tribes?sw_aep=ocul_mcmaster
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  E77.G15 v.4 1998 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/17/1998
Collation 4 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes
v. 1. Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean -- v. 2. Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America -- v. 3. Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau -- v. 4. California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands. "Although there have been a number of recent reference titles on the history and culture of Native Americans, Gale's encyclopedia offers exceptional scope, clarity, and content. Covering almost 400 North American tribes, each essay contains information on both the historical and contemporary issues for the tribe. All entries begin with an introduction about the tribal roots, historic and current location, population data, and language family. This is followed by segments covering the history, religious beliefs, language, buildings, means of subsistence, clothing, healing practices, customs, oral literature, and current tribal issues. Several black-and-white illustrations and bibliographies for further research are included. A cumulative index of tribes, relevant nonnative peoples, historic dates and battles, treaties, legislation, associations, and religious groups adds value".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.