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Encyclopedia of Native American History, 3-Volume Set
  • Authored by: Peter C. Mancall
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816072507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7250-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $300.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 970
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1068


European explorers reached North America more than 400 years ago, and since that time Native Americans have had to struggle to survive. Yet, despite injustices both past and present, the Native American community has persevered over the centuries.

The  three-volume Encyclopedia of Native American History offers a comprehensive and authoritative look at the most important individuals, events, and topics in American Indian history. Researchers and students alike will benefit from the in-depth coverage of tribes, notable leaders and events, customs, dress, dwellings, weapons, government, religion, and more. Covering the period from the first human settlements in the Americas to the present day, this set features black-and-white photographs, an insert of full-color maps, an appendix, and cross-references. Written for high school and college students as well as the general public, this resource will be invaluable to anyone interested in learning about this fascinating topic.

Coverage includes:

  • Adena
  • American Indian Movement
  • Art
  • Beaver Wars
  • Black Hawk
  • Buffalo
  • Cahokia
  • Cherokee
  • Code talkers
  • Crazy Horse
  • Disease
  • Foodways
  • Geronimo
  • Hopi
  • Kiowa
  • Longest Walk
  • Maize
  • Medicine
  • Mohawk
  • Music
  • Navajo
  • Pequot War
  • Powwow
  • Removal Act
  • Sacagawea
  • Sioux
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Trail of Tears
  • Wounded Knee.


Black-and-white photographs. Insert of full-color maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. In three volumes.

About the Author(s)

Peter C. Mancall is professor of history and anthropology at the University of Southern California and director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society. He is the author of several books, including Deadly Medicine: Indians and Alcohol in Early America, Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America, and Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson. He is also the editor of eight books, including Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery and The Atlantic World and Virginia, 1550-1624.

Reviews and Awards

"...a perfect addition to a reference collection...students of Native American history will be happy to have this up-to-date encyclopedia."

American Reference Books Annual

"...an excellent reference tool for college and university libraries, providing at once detailed information and access to other sources."




"...an excellent resource for students...a worthwhile addition to any library...Recommended."

Library Media Connection

"A great resource."

School Library Journal

"The entries are written in a readable, concise style...A useful quick reference for Native American history basics."

Library Journal

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