Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Author: Carl Waldman
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2014-05-14
Genre: Indians of North America
ISBN: 9781438110103

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A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.

Native American History

Native American History
Author: Judith Nies
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-03-14
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780307814050

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD STAGE. Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical narrative, presented in an illuminating and thought-provoking time-line format, sheds light on such events as: * The construction of pyramids--not only on the banks of the Nile but also on the banks of the Mississippi * The development of agriculture in both Mesopotamia and Mexico * The European discovery of a continent already inhabited by some 50 million people * The Native American influence on the ideas of the European Renaissance * The unacknowledged advancements in science and medicine created by the civilizations of the new world * Western Expansion and its impact on Native American land and traditions * The key contributions Native Americans brought to the Allied victory of World War II And much more! This invaluable history takes an important first step toward a true understanding of the depth, breadth, and scope of a long-neglected aspect of our heritage.

Native America

Native America
Author: Michael Leroy Oberg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-06-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781118714331

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This history of Native Americans, from the period of first contactto the present day, offers an important variation to existingstudies by placing the lives and experiences of Native Americancommunities at the center of the narrative. Presents an innovative approach to Native American history byplacing individual native communities and their experiences at thecenter of the study Following a first chapter that deals with creation myths, theremainder of the narrative is structured chronologically, coveringover 600 years from the point of first contact to the presentday Illustrates the great diversity in American Indian culture andemphasizes the importance of Native Americans in the history ofNorth America Provides an excellent survey for courses in Native Americanhistory Includes maps, photographs, a timeline, questions fordiscussion, and “A Closer Focus” textboxes that providebiographies of individuals and that elaborate on the text, exposing students to issues of race, class, and gender

Native American History for Kids

Native American History for Kids
Author: Karen Bush Gibson
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-07
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781613742457

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A chronicle of American indigenous life, this guide captures the history of the complex societies that lived in North America when European explorers first appeared on the continent. Not only a history of tribal nations, this exploration also includes profiles of famous Native Americans and their many contributions--from early leaders to superstar athletes, dancers, astronauts, authors, and actors. Readers will learn about Indian culture through hands-on activities, such as planting a Three Sisters Garden, making beef jerky in a low-temperature oven, weaving a basket out of folded newspaper strips, deciphering a World War II Navajo Code Talker message, and playing Ball-and-Triangle. An important look at life before the settlers until present day, this resource shows that Native American history is the history of all Americans.

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians
Author: Susan Sleeper-Smith,Juliana Barr,Jean M. O'Brien,Nancy Shoemaker,Scott Manning Stevens
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2015-04-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781469621210

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A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American. Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck, Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott Manning Stevens.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Native American History

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Native American History
Author: Walter C. Fleming
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2003
Genre: History
ISBN: 0028644697

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This book is a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of the peoples who are now known as the First Americans. Author Walter C. Fleming covers the many different tribes that stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific, including compelling biographies of their greatest leaders. He examines the beliefs, customs, legends and the myriad contributions Native Americans have given to modern society, and details the often tragic history of their conquest by European invaders, their treatment-both historical and recent-under the U.S. government, and the harsh reality of life on today's reservations.

Who was who in Native American History

Who was who in Native American History
Author: Carl Waldman
Publsiher: New York : Facts on File
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1990
Genre: Indians of North America
ISBN: 0816017972

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In some 1,000 entries this alphabetically arranged compendium includes famous figures in Indian history and lesser-known individuals who participated in important events. These include such notables as Cochise, Davy Crockett, Sitting Bull, Pocahantas, and Meriwether Lewis. Waldman (Atlas of the North American Indians) deals even- handedly with Indians and the non-Indians that interacted with them. Literature citations are inadequate. No index. 50 muddy photos. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Kid s Guide to Native American History

A Kid s Guide to Native American History
Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Arlene Hirschfelder
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781613742228

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Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities like the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great Basin, Apache in the Southwest, Yupik in Alaska, and Native Hawaiians, among others. Lives of historical and contemporary notable individuals like Chief Joseph and Maria Tallchief are featured, and the book is packed with a variety of topics like first encounters with Europeans, Indian removal, Mohawk sky walkers, and Navajo code talkers. Readers travel Native America through activities that highlight the arts, games, food, clothing, and unique celebrations, language, and life ways of various nations. Kids can make Haudensaunee corn husk dolls, play Washoe stone jacks, design Inupiat sun goggles, or create a Hawaiian Ma'o-hauhele bag. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for Web sites, books, movies, and museums round out this multicultural guide.