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"… an excellent overview of past and present Native American life." - Library Journal "Best research tool." - Lingua Franca Wide-ranging, authoritative, and timely, here is an illuminating portrait of America's Native peoples, combining information about their history and traditions with insight into the topics that most affect their lives today. From the upheaval of first contacts to the policies of removal to contemporary issues of self-determination, this useful sourcebook provides information on all aspects of Native American life. The Native American Almanac outlines topics of particular interest, such as the history of Native-white relations, the location and status of Native American tribes, religious traditions and ceremonies, language and literature, and contemporary performers and artists, and includes dozens of useful reference features such as:
Maps of tribal areas, historical conflicts, and present-day reservations
A detailed chronology of significant events
Names and addresses of hundreds of organizations concerned with Native American affairs
A listing of Native American landmarks, museums, and cultural centers from coast to coast
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Indians of North America -- History -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.