By R. Kent Rasmussen

Quite a few American Indian tribes are surveyed from precedent days to the 20th century during this reference assortment. The insurance beings with assessment essays at the ten significant cultural/geographical components: Arctic, California, nice Basin, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plains, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, and Subarctic. those are by way of greater than three hundred alphabetically prepared entries on person tribes. The set concludes with ten appendices: academic associations and courses; fairs and Pow-wows; Museums, information, and Libraries; companies, enterprises, and Societies; Populations of U.S. Reservations; Reservations: US; Reserves and Bands: Canada; Time Line; Mediagraphy; and Bibliography. the ultimate merchandise during this impressive paintings is a accomplished topic index

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Condon and Pamela R. Stern Bibliography Balikci, Asen. The Netsilik Eskimos. : Natural History Press, 1970. This ethnographic classic provides a detailed analysis of the material culture, social organization, and religious beliefs of a stereotypically classic Inuit group adapted to one of the harshest environments of the Arctic region. , and Werner Forman. The Eskimos. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988. Written for a nonprofessional audience, this work is a highly readable and informative introduction to the Eskimo culture area.

Many scholars consider the Northeast culture area to consist of three major subregions: the coastal region, the St. Lawrence lowlands region, and the Great Lakes-riverine region. The coastal region included the area from the Atlantic Provinces of Canada to as far south as North Carolina. It was inhabited primarily by Eastern Algonquian speakers in a continuum along the coast, with a few Iroquoian-speaking bands in what is now coastal Virginia and North Carolina. Among coastal 31 Northeast American Indian Tribes groups, the population grew denser, agriculture more important, and political organizations more complex as one went southward.

Huron was the language of trade. Storable foods were traded for furs, nuts, obsidian, shells, flints, and other items. Three Northeast Subregions. Many scholars consider the Northeast culture area to consist of three major subregions: the coastal region, the St. Lawrence lowlands region, and the Great Lakes-riverine region. The coastal region included the area from the Atlantic Provinces of Canada to as far south as North Carolina. It was inhabited primarily by Eastern Algonquian speakers in a continuum along the coast, with a few Iroquoian-speaking bands in what is now coastal Virginia and North Carolina.

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