Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America [Hardcover]

Michael Johnson , Richard Hook


Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Hardcover, Sept. 13 2007 --  
Paperback --  
Save Up to 90% on Textbooks
Hit the books in Amazon.ca's Textbook Store and save up to 90% on used textbooks and 35% on new textbooks. Learn more.
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

Sept. 13 2007

Review of the previous edition: "A model of excellence in the art of reference volume publishing... Every public and school library... should acquire this treasure. It will remain the standard for many years to come."
- Dr. James A. Clifton, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University

This superb, fully illustrated reference offers the most up-to-date and essential facts on the identity, kinships, locations, populations and cultural characteristics of some 400 separately identifiable peoples native to the North American continent, both living and extinct, from the Canadian Arctic to the Rio Grande.

The concise information is organized for easy use and covers all cultural/geographical regions: the Northeastern Woodlands, Southeastern Woodlands, Plains and Prairie, Plateau, Great Basin, California, Southwest, Northwest Coast, Subarctic and Arctic. Tribes are grouped by linguistic family. The spiritual beliefs and the role of Native Americans in history and modern culture are addressed in detail.

More than 300 color and archival photographs, 21 regional maps and a dazzling portfolio of over 100 specially commissioned color illustrations give a dramatic visual introduction to the vast range of Native American culture. Population and settlement trends based on recent census figures paint detailed portraits of all officially recognized tribes. Appendices include the Powwow Trail and a list of museums holding Native American artifacts (including the new Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian).

This is one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and useful references on the subject and an important record of Native American peoples.


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

Review

Newly expanded by more than 70 pages from the original 1994 publication, this substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated books on Native Americans now in print... Highly recommended for North American historical and ethnographical collections. (Savannah Schroll Library Journal 2008-01-00)

A delight to both eye and pocketbook... The indexing, greatly improved over that of the 1999 edition, includes tribe names, illustrations, and maps; and the cross-referencing between entries is also greatly improved... The expanded glossary is greatly enhanced by having the photographic examplees in place with the alphabetic entry. The quality of illustrations and photographs is excellent and is indeed the most improved part of the book.... The fact that Firefly Books could do this exquisite volume for such a small price is to be commended. Recommended for most types of libraries. (Diana Shonrock Booklist (advance review from uncorrected proof) 2008-05-01)

Provides concise information about Native peoples north of the Rio Grande, including Canada... Although similar to other one-volume encyclopedias, the rich illustration and supplemental sections make this volume worthwhile. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels. (M. Cedar Face, Southern Oregon University Choice 2008-04-01)

Excellent color photographs, maps, and a well-illustrated glossary....School librarians will appreciate this book, especially the colorful maps, charts, and photographs. It is quite easy to be dazzled by the photography. (Karen D. Harvey American Reference Books Annual 2008 2008-01-00)

The richly illustrated, large format volume includes new maps, additional and better presented historical and contemporary photographs, art by renowned illustrator Richard Hook, and summer tables (e.g., of Indian languages), essays on "The Indian Today" and museums with Indian art and material, 2000 Census and other data on the North American Indian population, and a glossary. (Book News Inc. 2009-02-00)

Revised and expanded, Johnson's Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America is a delight both to the eye and the pocketbook.... The fact that Firefly Books could do this exquisite volume for such a small price is to be commended. Recommended. (Diana Shonrock Booklist 2008-05-01)

Although similar to other one-volume encyclopedias, the rich illustrations and supplemental sections make this volume worthwhile. Recommended. All levels. (M. Cedar Face, Southern Oregon University Choice Vol. 45 No 8 2008-04-00)

Newly expanded by more than 70 pages from the original 1994 publication, this substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated books on Native Americans now in print. Divided into ten region-categorized chapters, it offers a one- to two-paragraph description of the many tribes living within recognized regional boundaries. The color plates, previously located in a separate section, now appear beside relevant textural passages. Period and cultural artifact photographs have been added. Highly recommended for North American historical and ethnographic collections. (Library Journal 2008-01-00)

About the Author

Michael Johnson has researched and written about Native American history and culture for more than 35 years. He received The Denali Press Award (2000) from the American Library Association for the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.

Richard Hook is an illustrator with an international reputation for his knowledge of Native American culture. His work has enhanced hundreds of books.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
In 1993 the first edition of this book was published; it was very different to this version in presentation and content. Read the first page
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovers of American History July 10 2010
By Z6 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my husband's birthday and was very pleased at the amount of information on Native American tribes. Great pictures and identification of tribes less known.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Informative Jan. 4 2014
By Elaine Spendiff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Thought we knew a lot about the Native Tribes until we read this book. Lots of reading but in easy to take-in chunks.
5.0 out of 5 stars the best book on native Americans March 21 2014
By Renee Breiner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I choose this rating because the book is informative and it is the only book that gives information on all of the tribes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Native Americans Jan. 25 2014
By Bonnie C. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have several adopted Native Americans in my family and wanted to learn more about the history of their tribes. This is an excellent study.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! July 23 2014
By Jerry - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great book! The illustrations are very well done and the detail is wonderful.

Look for similar items by category


Feedback