NATIVE PEOPLES A TO Z is published as an eight volume set that recounts the history of Native Peoples, beginning with the Ice Age and covering traditional native cultures before and after European contact in an easy to use A to Z format. Volumes One through Six contain articles on Tribes and Nations, Biographies of significant and noteworthy Native Americans, Historical Events, and segments about daily life. Volume Seven contains all the Treaties between U.S. Tribes and Nations and the United States Government. Volume Eight contains an expansive Chronology, Bibliography, Directory of Internet Resources, Directory of Tribes and Nations, and a 14,000 citation index that makes the set thoroughly referential.
NATIVE PEOPLES A TO Z is abundantly illustrated with hundreds of images and maps, many in color. NATIVE PEOPLES A TO Z covers the Native Peoples of all areas of the Western Hemisphere, carefully explaining the differences in culture, history and social organization. Major topics include language, religion, the arts, sports, and games. Many of the articles were written by Native American scholars. Reviews by notable Native Peoples scholars:
"I was impressed by the amount of research in the work – the selection, writing and editing. I note the thoroughness of each entry.”
-Professor Gretchen Ronnow, Wayne State College, Nebraska
"This Encyclopedia is a wonderful idea. The coverage is very impressive and the tone very consistent. A very welcome research tool”
-Professor Kathleen Sands, Arizona State University
In order to gain a complete understanding of the world in which they live, it is crucial for all to learn not only about the North American indigenous peoples (who make up a small percentage of the total indigenous population of the Americas), but also about the enormous contributions of the Aztec, Mayan, Inca, and the numerous indigenous cultures that flourish in the rest of the western hemisphere.
November is National Native American Heritage Month in the United States, and June is National Aboriginal History Month in Canada. Students, faculty and the general public will be searching for new reference materials that highlight the significant cultural customs and contributions of the indigenous peoples. NATIVE PEOPLES A TO Z presents the diverse experiences of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
NATIVE PEOPLES A TO Z provides compelling samples of indigenous Art, culture, literature and history.NATIVE PEOPLES A TO Z will allow students, faculty and the public a heightened awareness and understanding of how these diverse indigenous cultures and their unique tribal traditions have positively affected current culture and society.
For more detailed information on Native Peoples A to Z please visit www.TheNativePeoples.com.