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Indians of North America – Collection

Indians of North America books free pdf at the Internet Archive. Unfortunately, the Internet Archive apparently does not use the word “Tribe” or any synonym to provide a search for books on Indian tribes. Some books: Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Western and Northeastern Pomo Tribes, The Powhatan: a confederacy of Native American Tribes, Native American Cooking, Native American Languages, Native American Religions, Native American Sports and Games, Native American Mythology A to Z, Wonders of the Native American World, Native American Medicinal Plants, Native American Crafts of the Plains and Plateau, many more books on Native American tribes.

Indians of Canada – Collection

Indians of Canada books free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: Reservations are for Indians, How History has Affected Native Life Today, Indians of the Subarctic, First Nations and Schools, The Way of the Indian, Origin of the Aborigines of Canada, Native Rights in Canada, Indians: lands and resources, This Land is Not For Sale, many other books on Indians of Canada.

Indians of South America – Collection

Indians of South America books free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: What do we know about the Amazonian Indians, Tales from Silver Lands, Handbook of South American Indians, Plants and People of the Columbian Amazon, Archeological Investigations on the Rio Napo, eastern Ecuador, Gold and Gods of Peru, The Mystery of the Andes Lines, many more free pdf books on Indians of South America.

Indians of Central America – Collection

Free books on Indians of Central America pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: An Indian Family in Latin America, Frontier Adaptations in Lower Central America, The Maya, Languages of Guatemala, Paths to Central American Prehistory, The Social and Religious Life of a Guatemalan Village, Life and Death in Guatemala, Mayan Civilization, Ancient Mesoamerica, A Legend from the Miskito, The Mythology of Mexico and central America. Many more free pdf books on Indians of Central America.

Apache Indians Books – Collection

Free Apache Indians books pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: The Apache, The First Hundred Years of Nino Cochise, Notes on the Indians of the Fort Apache, The Mescalero Apaches, Geronimo, The Apache Wars, The Apache Indians, Grenville Goodwin among the Western Apache, The Plains Apache, An Introduction to Plains Apache Archaeology, The Impact of the Horse on Navajo and Apache Folklore, many more Apache books.

Pueblo Indians Books – Collection

Free Pueblo Indians books pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: The Ancient Ones: Basketmakers and Cliff Dwellers of the Southwest, Indians of the American Southwest, Pueblo Children of the Earth Mother, Pueblo Profiles; cultural identity through centuries of change, Pueblo Potters, Pueblos Gods and Spaniards, The Pueblo Indians: farmers of the Rio Grande, many more Pueblo books.

Free PDF Cherokee Indians Books – Collection

Cherokee Indians books free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears, The Killing of Ned Christie; Cherokee outlaw, The Cherokee Removal: a brief history with documents, Priests and Warriors: social structures for Cherokee politics in the 18th century, The Cherokee: Indians of the mountains, History of the Cherokee Indians and their legends, many more Cherokee books free.

Navajo Indians Books – Collection

Free online books on Navajo Indians to download at the Internet Archive. Some books: Folk Tales and Myths of the Navajo People, The Navaho, Economics of Sainthood: religious change among the Rimrock Navajo, Three Navajo Households; a comparative study in small group culture, A Navajo Autobiography, The Navajo Peace Treaty 1868, The Navajo: herders, weavers and silversmiths, many more free books about Navajo Indians to download.

Incas Books – Collection

Free pdf books on Incas from the Internet Archive. Some books: Peru under the Incas, Realm of the Incas, The Last of the Incas: the rise and fall of an American empire, The World of the Inca, The Everyday Life of the Ancient Incas, Life among the Inca, The History of the Incas, The Royal Commentaries of the Inca, Lost City of the Incas; the story of Machu Picchu and its builders, The Inca; Indians of the Andes.

Cheyenne Indians Books – Collection

Books on Cheyenne Indians free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: Early Days among the Cheyenne and Arapahoe, The Cheyenne, Cheyenne Shamanism, ceremonies and prehistoric origins, The Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes of Oklahoma, The Cheyenne Indians: their history and way of life, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Music, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation 1877-1900, The Sand Creek Massacre, many more books on the Cheyenne Indians. Indian tribe Cheyenne books.

Ojibwa Indians Books – Collection

Books on Ojibwa Indians Free PDF from the Internet Archive. Some books: Tales of the Chippewa Indians, Ojibway, New Voices from the People Named the Chippewa, The Ojibwa Indians, Chippewa Child Life and Its Cultural Background, History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, 33 Years among the Indians: the story of Mary Sagatoo, Windigo and other Tales of the Ojebways, Chippewa Music, many other books on the Ojibwe Indians. Indian tribe Ojibwe books.

Mayas Books – Collection

Mayas Books Free PDF at the Internet Archive. Some books: Ancient Mexico: the history and culture of the Maya, Aztecs and other pre-Columbian people, Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands, The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and northern British Honduras, The Ancient Maya, Mayan and Aztec Mythology, Maya Society under Colonial Rule, The Blood of Guatemala: a history of Race and Nation, Mayan Civilization. Many more pdf books on the Mayan Indians.

Creek Indians Books – Collection

Free Creek Indians books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: The Creek People: A Sacred Path: the way of the Muscogee Creeks, The Creeks: a critical bibliography, The Creek Frontier 1540-1783, Sacred Revolt: the Muskogees’ Struggle for a New World, Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi 1830-1860, Ceremonial Songs of the Creek and Yuchi Indians. Many more Creek Indians books.

Dakota Indians Books – Collection

Free Dakota Indians books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Massacre at Powder River, Spotted Eagle and Black Crow: a Lakota legend, The Dakota of the Canadian Northwest, Sitting Bull: warrior of the Sioux, Fort Laramie and the Sioux Indians, Dakota-white Relations in the Upper Mississippi Valley 1650-1862, Myths and Legends of the Sioux, The Tortured Americans. Many more books about the Dakota – Sioux Indians.

Comanches Books – Collection

Free Comanche books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Quanah Parker, The Comanches, Comanches & Other Indians of Texas, The Comanches: lords of the South Plains, Comanche Days, Comanche History and Culture, 9 Years among the Indians 1870-1879, Three Years among the Comanches, Sanapia: Comanche Medicine Woman. Many more Comanches books.

Iroquois Indians Books – Collection

Iroquois Indians books pdf free online at the Internet Archive. Some books: The Dancing Stars: an Iroquois Legend, The Iroquis, A History of the New York Iroquois, Creation & Confederation: the living history of the Iroquis, Iroquois Anthropology at the Mid-Century, The Iroquois in the American Revolution, Law and Government of the Grand River Iroquois, A Bibliography of the Iroquoian Literature. Many more Iroquois Indians books free online.

Aztecs Books – Collection

Aztecs books free pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Life and Death of the Aztec Nation, The World of the Aztecs, The Sun Kingdom of the Aztecs, The Aztecs of Mexico, Aztec Life, Aztecs: reign of blood & splendor, Daily Life of the Aztecs, The Gods of Mexico, The Aztec and Maya Papermakers, The Toltec Heritage, Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico.

Inuit Books – Collection

Free Inuit pdf books at the Internet Archive. Some books: People of the Snow: Eskimos of Arctic Canada, The Inuits: people of the Arctic, Songs and Stories of the Netsilik Eskimos, A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Tales, Igloos, Canadian Inuit Literature, Inuit Masks, Arctic Memories: living with the Inuit, The Eskimo’s Journey into Our Time, The Report of the Alaska Native Review Commission, Canadian Eskimo Art. Many more Inuit free pdf books. Indian tribes Alaska.

Hopi Books Free – Collection

Free online Hopi pdf books at the Internet Archive. Some books: The Hopi Villages: the ancient province of Tusayan, The Hopi, A Day in Oraibi; a Hopi Indian Village, The Hopi Survival Kit, Book of the Hopi, The Hopi Snake Dance, The Fourth World of the Hopi, The Traditions of the Hopi, Indians of the Enchanted Desert, Ritual in Pueblo Art; Hopi life in Hopi painting. Many more Hopi Indians books free pdf. Indian tribes Southwest.

More Collections of Free Books on Indians in States and Provinces

More Free Books at Internet Archive on Indians in States and Provinces

Indians of North America – Alabama

Indians of North America – Alaska

Indians of North America – Arizona

Indians of North America – British Columbia

Indians of North America – California

Indians of North America – Canada, Eastern

Indians of North America – Colorado

Indians of North America – Connecticut

Indians of North America – Florida

Indians of North America – Georgia

Indians of North America – Great Plains

Indians of North America – Idaho

Indians of North America – Kansas

Indians of North America – Louisiana

Indians of North America – Maine

Indians of North America – Maryland

Indians of North America – Massachusetts

Indians of North America – Middle Atlantic States

Indians of North America – Middle West

Indians of North America – Minnesota

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Indians of North America – Montana

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Indians of North America – Nevada

Indians of North America – New Mexico

Indians of North America – New York

Indians of North America – Newfoundland and Labrador

Indians of North America – North Carolina

Indians of North America – Northwest, Pacific

Indians of North America – Northwest Territories

Indians of North America – Oklahoma

Indians of North America – Ontario

Indians of North America – Oregon

Indians of North America – Prairie Provinces

Indians of North America – Quebec (Province)

Indians of North America – Rhode Island

Indians of North America – South Carolina

Indians of North America – Southern States

Indians of North America – Texas

Indians of North America – Utah

Indians of North America – Virginia

Indians of North America – Washington

Indians of North America – Wyoming

Indians of North America – Yukon

Suggested Books on Native American Tribes

Native Peoples of Alberta: A Bibliographic Guide

Alberta, Provincial Archives of
Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism 1988

This guide is based on the collection held by the Historical Resources Library, Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Contents: Collection and scope – Where to find introductory material – How books are listed in the catalogue – Reference books, handbooks, encyclopedias, and dictionaries – Reference books and handbooks with a particular emphasis on Alberta – Bibliographies – Periodicals – Indexes – Theses and dissertations – Publications series – Museum catalogues – Travel narratives – Language studies – Special topics: I. Métis -ll. Women – Ill. Treaties. claims and government relations – Other sources of information – l. Provincial Archives of Alberta – ll. Other sources.

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I Will Fight No More Forever: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War

Beal, Merrill D.
University of Washington 1966

“In this superb summation of the ethnohistory of the (Nez Perce) tribe containing also careful analyses of the military campaigns and political events and a wholly balanced review of facts, opinions, and previous evaluations of the situation and circumstances which have colored the evidence, we have what seems to be the last word…. Chief Joseph and his fellows emerge as human beings motivated by the sound requirements of nationalism in defeat, and the white man, both soldier and civilian, appears as a character expression of natural power evoking both good and evil in the pursuit of manifest destiny. A fine book, with some excellent photographs of the protagonists, long sections of notes, and an extensive bibliography, Recommended as the best book about American Indian history published in the last few years.” —Library Journal. Indian tribe Nez Perce.

The Ojibwe

Bial, Raymond
Benchmark 2000

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Ojibwa Indians. 9th-12th grade reader.
“Native Americans occupy a turbulent, romantic and painful place in our nation’s history and consciousness. At once a symbol of a time long past and a living, vital presence today, Native Americans are not simply the first Americans, but an essential thread woven into the fabric of American life. Lifeways examines the existences carved out by each tribe. Daily life, religious beliefs and sacred rituals are all explored, as well as a tribe’s social systems, rules of warfare and their sense of themselves within the natural universe. In addition, the cycle of life — from birth to marriage to death — is revealed, including the roles played by men and women, boys and girls.” -Publisher. Indian tribe Ojibwe.

Sac and Fox

Bonvillain, Nancy
Chelsea House 1995

“The Sac and Fox, two distinct but strongly allied tribes, prospered for centuries in present-day Michigan, peacefully farming, fishing, hunting, and gathering wild plants. Pushed steadily westward by European settlement during the 17th and 18th centuries, the Sac and Fox relocated in present-day Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio, where they maintained trade relations with all the new groups of European settlers.” -Back cover

Contents: Roots of an alliance — Sac and Fox traditions — Centuries of change — The critical years — War on the Frontier — The dispossessed — The Sac and Fox today.

Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine

Bourque, Bruce J.
University of Nebraska 2001

“documents the generations of Native peoples who for twelve millennia have moved through and eventually settled along the rocky coast, rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains of a region now known as Maine. Arriving first to this area were Paleo-Indian peoples, followed by maritime hunters, more immigrants, then a revival of maritime cultures. Beginning in the sixteenth century, Native peoples in northern New England became tangled in the far-reaching affairs of European explorers and colonists. Twelve Thousand Years reveals how Penobscots, Abenakis, Passamaquoddies, Maliseets, Micmacs, and other Native communities both strategically accommodated and overtly resisted European and American encroachments. Since that time, Native communities in Maine have endured, adapted when necessary, and experienced a political and cultural revitalization in recent decades.” -Publisher.

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Northeast

Bragdon, Kathleen Joan
Columbia University 2001

“A concise and authoritative reference resource to the history and culture of the varied indigenous peoples of the region. Encompassing the very latest scholarship, this multifaceted volume is divided into four parts. Part I presents an overview of the cultures and histories of Northeastern Indian people and surveys the key scholarly questions and debates that shape this field. Part II serves as an encyclopedia, alphabetically listing important individuals and places of significant cultural or historic meaning. Part III is a chronology of the major events in the history of American Indians in the Northeast. The expertly selected resources in Part IV include annotated lists of tribes, bibliographies, museums and sites, published sources, Internet sites, and films that can be easily accessed by those wishing to learn more.” -Publisher.

The Shawnee

Brown, Janet Hubbard
Chelsea House 1995

Examines the history, culture, and current situation of the Shawnee Indians of the Midwest.

Contents: Uncertain origins — To be Shawnee — This land is our land — The revolution and its aftermath — Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa — Nowhere left to go. Indian tribe Shawnee.

The Aztecs: Gods and Fate in Ancient Mexico

Burland, Cottie and Forman, Werner
Galahad 1980

Contents: The land between the waters – The gods of Mexico – Quetzalcoatl: the feathered serpent – Texcatlipoca: the smoking mirror – The ritual of daily life – Astrology and the priesthood – The earthly confrontation.

A History of the Original Peoples of Northern Canada

Crowe, Keith J.
McGill-Queen’s University 1974

“While the majority of works on Canadian history are essentially European in perspective, Crowe has endeavoured to interpret the history of the original peoples of northern Canada from a native standpoint. He has attempted to provide a work that native Canadians can use to learn the broad outlines of their cultural and historical development as well as details about their people, places, and events, while giving non-native people a more accurate version of northern Canadian history and ethnology. Crowe begins with the emergence, in prehistoric times, of the three great groups of hunting people — the Algonkian, Athapaskan, and Inuit — describing their contribution to the cultural heritage of native peoples today. He devotes particular attention to the various native tribes and some of their outstanding leaders; to the fur trade, its effects, and the emergence of the Métis people; to the devastating consequences of trading and whaling for the Arctic and the Inuit who lived there; to the Yukon Indians and the Gold Rush; to the coming of Christianity; and to the impact of governmental and economic encroachment on the North and the native peoples’ response to this — moving into the boardroom and elected office.” -Publisher. Indian tribes Canada.

Indians of the Northwest Coast

Drucker, Philip
Natural History 1963

Originally published as an anthropological handbook for the American Museum of Natural History, based on a collection of art and crafts at the museum. The purpose of this work “is to sketch in the cultural background of the specimens by relating briefly not only how the various material objects were made and used, but recounting something of the general way of life of the makers and users.” -Author’s Preface. Many photos of the objects accompany the text.

Ancient Lovers of Peace

Estabrook, Emma Franklin
Estabrook 1959

The author wrote most of this in the 1920s, while living and working among the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico. Indian tribes Pueblo.


Gibson, Arrell M.
University of Oklahoma 1971

In ‘The Chickasaws’, the first book-length history of the Chickasaw Nation, Arrell M. Gibson recounts the remarkable, sustained effort of the Chickasaws in their 350-year struggle to preserve a measure of their tribal institutions and independence in the face of increasing encroachments by white men. Indian tribes Oklahoma.

Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution

Glatthaar, Joseph T. and Martin, James K.
Hill and Wang 2006

“Combining compelling narrative and grand historical sweep, ‘Forgotten Allies’ offers a vivid account of the Oneida Indians, forgotten heroes of the American Revolution who risked their homeland, their culture, and their lives to join in a war that gave birth to a new nation at the expense of their own. Revealing for the first time the full sacrifice of the Oneidas in securing independence, ‘Forgotten Allies’ offers poignant insights about Oneida culture and how it changed and adjusted in the wake of nearly two centuries of contact with European-American colonists. It depicts the resolve of an Indian nation that fought alongside the revolutionaries as their valuable allies, only to be erased from America’s collective historical memory. Beautifully written, ‘Forgotten Allies’ recaptures these lost memories and makes certain that the Oneidas’ incredible story is finally told in its entirety, thereby deepening and enriching our understanding of the American experience.” -Publisher.

The Cheyenne Indians, Their History and Ways of Life, Vol 1

Vol 2

Grinnell, George Bird
Cooper Square 1962

“A classic ethnography, originally published in 1928, that grew out of George Bird Grinnell’s long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. Volume I looks at the tribe’s early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting, amusements, and government. In a second volume, Grinnell would consider its warmaking and warrior societies, healing practices and responses to European diseases, religious beliefs and rituals, and legends and prophecies surrounding the culture hero Sweet Medicine.” -Publisher. Indian tribes Cheyenne.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, The Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Gwynne, S. C.
Scribner 2010

“In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.” -Publisher. Indian tribes Comanches.

Potlatch and Totem, and the Recollections of an Indian Agent

Halliday, W.M.
Dent 1935

The author was “a teacher in an Indian Residential School for seven years, and for upwards of twenty-six years Indian Agent in and for the Kwawkewlth Indian Agency under the jurisdiction of the Department of Indian Affairs, Canada.” Includes the author’s photos. Part I of the book is “The Potlatch”, and Part II is “Recollections of an Indian Agent”.

Happily May I Walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives Today

Hirschfelder, Arlene B.
Scribner’s 1986

Explores the everyday life, culture, and preservation of traditions of America’s native peoples, the Indians, Inuits, and Aleuts.

Contents: Tribal governments — Reservations — Alaska natives — Language — Daily lives — Religious ways — Dance and music — Sacred healers — Elders — Children and education — Native Americans in cities — Reservation resources — Economic life — Treaty rights — Native American — U.S. government relations — Native American — state government relations — Termination and self-determination — Arts — Performing artists — Sports and powwows — Native American organizations — Writers and journalists. Indian tribes Alaska.

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