|At A Glance|
Gazetteer of Historic Places
Lists of Museums, Archives
List of Organizations,
Agencies and Societies
Guide to Tribes
by Culture Area
Web Resource Directory
|Spread the Word|
Essays are well-written at the high school level and try to appraise difficult issues from both points of view (American Indian vs. government). . . .If this set does not duplicate what you already have, high school libraries will want to own it as a valuable addition to the history of the American Indian. Excellent appendices, such as a list of all the tribes by region, maps, an index and bibliography, all add to its usefulness.
Reference for Students
Recommended. All libraries; all levels.
American Indian History contains concise, factually correct information that would benefit public, school, and undergraduate libraries, especially if the library owns the additional volumes in this series.
Reference & User Services
This set would be most helpful in high school and public libraries.
Carole A. Barrett
August 2002 · 2 volumes · 820 pages · 6"x9
American Indian History
This collection surveys Native American history from ancient times to the twentieth century. Entries cover specific topics and incidents from a Native American perspective, in categories of Pre-Columbian history, Colonial history, Eighteenth century history, Nineteenth century history, Twentieth century history, Court cases and legal decisions, Wars and battles, Reservations and relocation, Organizations, Religion and missionary activities, National government and legislation, Native government, Treaties, and Protest movements.
Most essays in this set are taken from Ready Reference: American Indians(1995), Great Events from History: North America (rev. ed., 1997), and Racial and Ethnic Relations in America (1999). Fifteen newly commissioned articles on recent developments in American Indian history also appear. All articles over 1,000 words offer annotated bibliographies and the bibliographies of all previously published essays have been updated.