Encyclopedia of North American Indians by
Call Number: Main Library, E76.2 .E53 1996
Correcting many long-standing misperceptions, this encyclopedia explains a more authentic - and often surprising - portrait of the complexities of the Native American experience. Written by authorities, including 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. Biographies illuminate not only famous chiefs and warriors but an enormously diverse group of historical figures.