By R. Kent Rasmussen
Quite a few American Indian tribes are surveyed from precedent days to the 20 th century during this reference assortment. The insurance beings with review essays at the ten significant cultural/geographical parts: Arctic, California, nice Basin, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plains, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, and Subarctic. those are by means of greater than three hundred alphabetically prepared entries on person tribes. The set concludes with ten appendices: academic associations and courses; gala's and Pow-wows; Museums, documents, and Libraries; companies, corporations, and Societies; Populations of U.S. Reservations; Reservations: US; Reserves and Bands: Canada; Time Line; Mediagraphy; and Bibliography. the ultimate merchandise during this extraordinary paintings is a entire topic index
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Cannon Bibliography Bancroft-Hunt, Norman. Native American Tribes. : Chartwell Books, 1997. Birchfield, D. , ed. Encyclopedia of North American Indians. 11 vols. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1997. 9 Introduction American Indian Tribes Catlin, George. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of North American Indians. New York: 1841. A recognized classic, including personal observations of Indian ceremonial practices and daily life. Some editions include extremely valuable illustrations, which have gained international fame.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969. A widely cited textbook organized by subject area (for example, “Rank and Social Class,” “Exchange and Trade”) rather than geographical location. Haas, Marilyn L. Indians of North America: Sources for Library Research. : Library Professional Publications, 1983. , ed. Encyclopedia of North American Indians. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Kehoe, Alice B. North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. 2d ed. : Prentice-Hall, 1992. Like the Spencer and Jennings book (below), this textbook is divided by geographical region.
Many Inuit were hired by whalers either as meat and fish providers or as laborers. With the collapse of whaling at the turn of the century, most whalers left the Arctic permanently, while others turned to trading activities. This marked the period when many Eskimo groups made the transition to trapping, as furs became a highly desirable commodity on the international fashion market. The 1940’s and 1950’s continued to be a difficult time for many Inuit and Yupik, who were plagued by poverty, high infant mortality, and high rates of tuberculosis.
American Indian Tribes (2 Volume Set) by R. Kent Rasmussen