A legacy of language and inspired ideas is explored in this compelling North American Indian Cultures map. The map shows a broad sampling of linguistic families throughout the continent along with descriptions of each language group. A special inset highlights Indian innovations, from parkas and snow goggles to new medicines and agricultural techniques. A perfect complement to our Indian Country map.
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36" x 23"
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Comments about North American Indian Cultures Map:
In previewing the map, I quickly noticed a significant error: Lillooet is the name of a town in British Columbia; however, the People are the Lil'wat Nation. This map would be very helpful - I hope NGS makes corrections in a new edition so I can display it in my classroom. (The use of the term "American Indian" is also questionable, but I also understand it is much more acceptable in the USA than in Canada.)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
From National Geographic:Thank you for sharing your feedback about this map. We wish to explain that the sole purpose of our map is to show the approximate extent of Native American language families at the time of first European contact. Lillooet is the conventional name that linguists use to classify the native language of Canada's Lillooet people. This language is also recognized by its native variant name, St'at'imcets. Because of scale limitations, our map does not portray the Lil'wat Nation (part of the Lower Lillooet or St'at'imc peoples) or other native North American subgroups.
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