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Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Third Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Carl Waldman
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816062730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6273-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 970.004
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 384


Praise for the previous edition:
"...Recommended without reservation..."—Booklist

"A splendid revision. All libraries, including those that own other titles on the subject, should give serious consideration to this valuable work." —School Library Journal

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Third Edition is a fully updated reference discussing more than 200 American Indian tribes of North America, as well as prehistoric peoples and civilizations. Arranged alphabetically by tribe or group, this comprehensive work offers 60 new entries on tribes not covered in depth in the previous editions. The informative, accessible text summarizes the historical record—locations, migrations, contacts with non-Indians, wars, and more—and includes present-day tribal affairs and issues. The book also covers traditional Indian lifeways, including diet, housing, transportation, tools, clothing, art, and rituals, as well as language families.

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Third Edition includes at least one representative tribe from each language family or language isolate for each of the culture areas. Many new entries include tribes in California, Alaska, and Canada.

New entries include:

  • Beaver (Tsattine)
  • Bella Coola
  • Cahuilla
  • Coahuiltec
  • Columbia (Sinkinse)
  • Cowichan
  • Diegueño
  • Keres
  • Mobile
  • Nanticoke
  • Puyallup
  • Quinault
  • Tewa
  • Tolowa
  • Washoe
  • Yellowknife
  • and more.



Full-color illustrations. Full-color maps. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. List of tribes.

About the Author(s)

Carl Waldman, a graduate of Hamilton College, is a former archivist for the New York State Historical Association. A freelance writer, he is the author of numerous books on American Indians, including Facts On File's Atlas of the North American Indian, as well as coauthor of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Exploration.

Reviews and Awards

"...enjoyable and informative for all ages and should be in every school and public library. Students searching for information to write a report will love this reference."
American Reference Books Annual

"...recommended for high-school, public library, and undergraduate collections...Its added coverage will make it especially useful in libraries in California and the Pacific Northwest."

"This well-written and easily accessible encyclopedia is a good starting point for research on Native American tribes...definitely a worthwhile purchase for anyone who doesn’t own the previous volume."
Library Media Connection

"...a critically important, superbly presented, essential and core addition to professional, academic, and community library Native American Studies reference collections."
Midwest Book Review

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