This fully illustrated, comprehensive two volume set surveys Native American history from the 15th through the 20th centuries and covers wars and battles, government, legal decisions, and Native American contributions to American history as a whole. The coverage in this set begins with overview essays on the ten major cultural/geographical areas: Arctic, California, Great Basin, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plains, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, and Subarctic. These are followed by more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries on individual tribes. The set concludes with ten appendices: Educational Institutions and Programs; Festivals and Pow wows; Museums, Archives, and Libraries; Organizations, Agencies, and Societies; Populations of U.S. Reservations; Reservations: US; Reserves and Bands: Canada; Time Line; Mediagraphy; and Bibliography. The final item in this outstanding work is a comprehensive subject index.
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