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This mistitled volume is in fact a compact yet wide-ranging account of Native American history and life illustrated with 122 maps. Waldman competently summarizes Indian prehistory, cultural patterns, contacts with Europeans, military events, and contemporary life; Braun's two-color maps successfully place all these data in geographical context. Useful appendixes include a historical chronology and lists of Native American place-names and of all tribes on the continent. A bibliography of over 200 recent items helps to overcome the inevitable limitations of a single-volume reference work. Ideal for general collections and public libraries. Michael Edmonds, State Historical Soc. of Wisconsin, Madison
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"...highly readable, making it a good candidate for browsing as well as an indispensable research source...Highly Recommended." -- The Book Report, November/December 2000See all Product Description
Great maps explained by easy to understand text passages are the hallmarks of this user friendly and highly informative, not to mention interesting, book. Read morePublished on April 19 2004
Excellent reference handbook and easy to read. 5 stars.Published on Aug. 5 2002 by Francesco Lovecchio
A very good manual of information gathered on Native American culture. It has various chapters devoted to just plain loads of facts and figures and addresses and information on the... Read morePublished on April 1 2002 by Andrewcf