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Indian Nations of North America

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Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America —and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent. Investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans, captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.


  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages; 140 color photographs, 140 black & white photographs, 12 maps, 20 illustrations
  • 9 1/8" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2010

Native American expert and Smithsonian curator emeritus Herman Viola consulted on and wrote the foreword for Indian Nations of North America. The book's eight Native American authors include renowned academics, national leaders, lecturers, and authors. Among them are noted lecturer George Horsecapture; professor and art expert Rick W. Hill, Sr.; Monacan official Karenne Wood; and National Museum of the American Indian training director Jill Norwood.


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  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Well written (4)

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    3.0

    Page Organization Missing

    By Gerry

    from San Gabriel

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    • Deeply Informative
    • Easy To Understand
    • Unique Interpretation

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      Comments about Indian Nations of North America:

      Several sections of the book, you have to skip the next few pages to find where the contents continue. It makes for a difficult read to follow.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      More than met my expectations!

      By 2HappyBears

      from Waterville, Maine

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        Comments about Indian Nations of North America:

        My husband is part Native American Indian and this book helped him to further pursue his "roots". He was given this book as a gift.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A wealth of information.

        By leisure man

        from sask, can

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          Comments about Indian Nations of North America:

          It provides a good understanding of our first nations.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nat Geo, Indian Nations of NA 2010 384pp

          By Beskeet

          from Shawano, WI

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          Pros

          • Continually Relevant
          • Deeply Informative
          • Easy To Understand
          • Groundbreaking Research
          • Well Written

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          • Not What I Expected

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          Comments about Indian Nations of North America:

          Try this...Mahikan and Mohican are not the same as Mohegan~ and~ Mahican is neither, either of any of the two above...I want the American Public to know.

          ...Chapter 1 Northeast heads South...

          the 'split in format' is of interest..pp61-64, and 3

          Somewhat inaccurate, but all in all a gorgeous book...

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fascinating

          By Joe

          from Surfside, FL

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              Comments about Indian Nations of North America:

              Great for casual reading or research, beautiful pictures and maps,contains information that I have not encountered anywhere else.

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