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Indian Terms of the Americas (Hardback)
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Indian Terms of the Americas (Hardback)

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Hardback 275 Pages / Published: 15/06/1994
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What is a babiche? A cradleboard? Who are the Athapascans and the Black Indians? What was the Battle of Little Big Horn? This compendium of vocabulary, people, places, and events is designed to assist the reader in understanding a variety of terms and important events from Native American history that are included in works of classic literature and nonfiction sources. Offering a balanced approach to multicultural study, the text strives to convey a sense of the normal rhythms of Indian life by discussing the daily work and lifestyles of women and children as well as hunters and warriors. It covers North American, Caribbean, and Central and South American Indian groups and Canadian and Alaskan Inuit, including well-known tribes (e.g., Apache, Cherokee, and Sioux) and less familiar ones (e.g., Carrier, Inuit, Pomo, and Kwakiutl). Each entry contains a pronunciation guide, definition, examples, and an illustrative sentence from the literature. Organized alphabetically with frequent cross-references a

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781563081330
Number of pages: 275
Weight: 821 g
Dimensions: 230 x 184 x 25 mm


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"Scholarly, well-researched reference book...This excellent book will serve as a starting point for finding short answers on Indian life, lore, community, and family life. Highly recommended."-The Book Report
"Documents the terminology of Native American experiences."-Bookwatch
"An excellent addition to most library collections."-American Indian Libraries Newsletter
"Offers children and young adult readers a balanced picture of past and present Native American experience."-Reference and Research Book News
"This book will be a source for quick answers to questions raised in reading about Native Americans as well as interesting browsing."-The Book Report
"This dictionary identifies and defines objects, methods of doing things, and cultural events, as well as people and places important to Native Americans."-The Book Report
?Documents the terminology of Native American experiences.?-Bookwatch
?An excellent addition to most library collections.?-American Indian Libraries Newsletter
?Offers children and young adult readers a balanced picture of past and present Native American experience.?-Reference and Research Book News
?This book will be a source for quick answers to questions raised in reading about Native Americans as well as interesting browsing.?-The Book Report
?This dictionary identifies and defines objects, methods of doing things, and cultural events, as well as people and places important to Native Americans.?-The Book Report
?Scholarly, well-researched reference book...This excellent book will serve as a starting point for finding short answers on Indian life, lore, community, and family life. Highly recommended.?-The Book Report

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