U·X·L® Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes offers students detailed studies of approximately 80 tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. The Encyclopedia gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.
Each essay contains consistent rubrics that make it easier for young researchers The essays are broken down uniformly into the following sections:
Oral Literature: Stories passed down through the tribe over the years
Current Tribal Issues
Bibliography and further reading sections supply resources for more information and study. More than 250 photographs and illustrations and 100 maps line the volumes, providing a window into the tribal experience and culture. Native American Tribes is divided into four regional volumes for ease of use.
Volume One -- Northeast and Southeast includes tribes such as the Chickasaw, Fox, Iroquois, Pequot, Powhatan and many more
Volume Two -- The Great Basin and Southwest includes the Paiute, Shoshone, Anasazi, Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and more
Volume Three -- Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains and Plateau includes tribes such as the Inuit, Cree, Lakota, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Nez Perce and more
Volume Four -- California and Pacific Northwest includes the Chumash, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Cahuilla, Maidu and more
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