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Indians of Canada – Indian Nations of North America Books

Jenness, Diamond
University of Toronto 1977

“First published in 1932, “The Indians of Canada” remains one of the most comprehensive works available on Canada’s Indians. Part one includes chapters on languages, economic conditions, food resources, hunting and fishing, dress and adornment, dwellings, travel and transportation, trade and commerce, social and political organization, social life, religion, folklore and traditions, and drama, music, and art. The second part of the book describes the tribes in different groupings: the migratory tribbes of the eastern woodlands, the plains tribes, tribes of the Pacific coast, of the Cordillera, and the Mackenzie and Yukon River basins, and finally the Eskimo.” -Publisher. Indian tribes Canada.

Ambiguous Iroquois Empire – Indian Tribes Northeast

the Covenant Chain confederation of Indian tribes with English colonies from its beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty of 1744

Jennings, Francis
Norton 1984

“Ever since Cadwallader Colden wrote a rationalization for British colonial expansion in 1727, a myth has been solidly ensconced in American colonial histories— that the Iroquois nations had conquered a “savage empire” of the Indians in the Ohio Valley, the Great Lakes regions, and Pennsylvania. Colden asserted that the Iroquois were “Depending on the Province of New-York,” and therefore their “conquests” belonged to Great Britain. In this book, Francis Jennings traces the history behind the myth and demonstrates how that history proved decisive in building British colonial strength in preparation for the Seven Years’ War showdown with France. He shows that the so-called empire of the Iroquois was actually a complex alliance of tribes and colonies called the Covenant Chain, organized and maintained by incessant treaty negotiations.” -Publisher. Indian tribes Northeast.

Ethnography of the Fox Indians – Indian Nations of North America Books

Jones, William
Govt Printing Office 1939

Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 12. Books on Native American tribes.

Chief Joseph’s People and their War – Indian Nations of North America Books

Josephy, Alvin M.
Yellowstone Library and Museum Assn 1973

A 20-page booklet produced in cooperation with the National Park Service. It narrates the story of the conflict of the late 1870s between the Nez Perce Indians in Oregon and Idaho and the U.S. Army. Indian tribes Nez Perce.

Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest – Indian Tribes Nez Perce

Josephy, Alvin M.
Yale University 1965

This history of the Nez Perce tribe traces its contact with white settlers from Lewis and Clark to Chief Joseph and war in 1877.
“In this big, splendidly researched history of the Nez Perce, author Josephy never leaves any doubt about where his sympathies lie. By his colorfully documented account, the Nez Perce … were a notably peaceful tribe until provoked into rebellion by avaricious and cruel whites.” – Time. Indian tribes Nez Perce.

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Crow Indians – Indian Nations of North America Books

Lowie, Robert H.
Farrar & Rinehart 1935 Dewey Dec. 970.12

“The Crow Indians offers a concise and accessible introduction to the nineteenth-century world of the Crow Indians. Drawing on interviews with Crow elders in the early twentieth century, Robert H. Lowie showcases many facets of Crow life, including ceremonies, religious beliefs, a rich storytelling tradition, everyday life, the ties of kinship and the practice of war, and the relations between men and women. Lowie also tells of memorable individuals, including Gray-bull, the great visionary Medicine-crow, and Yellow-brow, the gifted storyteller.” -Publisher. Books on Native American tribes.

The Ottawa – Indian Nations of North America Books

McCall, Barbara A.
Rourke 1992

This short, illustrated booklet examines the history, culture, and present-day status of the Ottawa Indians, one of the Northeast Woodland tribes of the Great Lakes. Indian tribes Ottawa.

The Apache – Indian Tribes Apache

Melody, Michael E.
Chelsea House 2006

“The Apaches, whose name derives from åpachu and means “enemy” in the language Of the Zunis, are divided into six major divisions: Chiricahuas, Jicarillas, Kiowa-Apaches, Lipans, Mescaleros, and Western Apaches. By the time the Spanish arrived in the Southwest in the 1500s, the Apaches were already settled in an area that stretched from central Texas to central Arizona. Over the next three centuries, the Apaches feuded with the Spanish and then the Mexicans, often raiding into Mexico tor food, weapons, and supplies. After the United States took control of the Southwest in 1848, the Apaches and the U.S. Army clashed until 1886, when the last band of Apaches surrendered. Today, the Apaches rely on revenue generated from casinos and natural resources, such as lumber and oil, to fund education and social services. Many Apaches live on five primary reservations, the two largest of which—Fort Apache and San Carlos—are located in Arizona.” -Book cover. Indian tribes Apache.

Out of the Blanket; The Story of Sue and Kate McBeth, Missionaries to the Nez Perces – Indian Tribe Nez Perce

Morrill, Allen and Eleanor
University Press of Idaho 1978

Covers the years from 1873 to 1915 on the Nez Perce Reservation. Indian tribe Nez Perce.

Two Leggings; The Making Of A Crow Warrior – Indian Nations of North America Books

Nabokov, Peter
Crowell 1967

“Based on an unusual document describing, at first hand, an American Indian’s daily existence in the last century, this volume breathes life into a wealth of information usually found only in monographs. Two Leggings, an aged Crow Indian of the upper Missouri, was interviewed shortly before his death in 1923 by a representative of New York’s Museum of the American Indian. The field manuscript then lay in the museum’s vaults for nearly half a century. Mr. Nabokov, now a research associate of the museum, was asked to tell Two Legging’s story as the old warrior himself told it and to place the episodes in historical and cultural perspective.” -Book jacket. Native American tribes.

Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times – Indian Nations of North America Books

Newcomb, W.W.
Universityof Texas 1961

“An excellent and long-needed survey of the ethnography of the Indian tribes who resided within the present limits of Texas since the beginning of the historic period… The book is the most comprehensive, scholarly, and authoritative account covering all the Indians of Texas, and is an invaluable and indispensable reference for students of Texas history, for anthropologists, and for lovers of Indian lore.” -Ethnohistory. Indian tribes Southwest.

Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide – Indian Nations of North America Books

Noble, David Grant
Northland 1991

“Guarded by cliff, river, and desert, the more than sixty sites discussed in this revised and expanded edition of Ancient Ruins include the well-known; Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly—the remote; Grand Gulch, Kinishba Ruins—and the newly discovered—Casa Malpais, Chimney Rock Pueblo. In addition to descriptions of each site, the author provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. General location maps assist the reader in planning his or her exploration.” – Book cover. Indian tribes Southwest.

Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest – Indian Nations of North America Books

Plog, Stephen
Thames and Hudson 1997

The American Southwest is home to some of the most remarkable monuments of America’s prehistoric past, such as Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, which became a center of a thriving Anasazi cultural tradition. Interweaving the latest archaeological evidence with early first-person accounts, Professor Plog explains the rise and mysterious fall of Southwestern cultures. 150 illustrations.

Contents: Introduction: People and landscape — Paleo-Indians: early hunters and gatherers, 9500 to 6000 BC — The Archaic: questions of continuity and change, 6000/5500 to 200 BC — The rise of village life, 200 BC to AD 700 — From village to town: Hohokam, Mogollon, and Anasazi, AD 700 to 1130 — Cliff dwellings, cooperation, and conflict, AD 1130 to 1350 — Towns, mounds, and kachinas — From prehistory to history. Indian tribes Southwest

Cheyenne – Indian Tribe Cheyenne

Remington, Gwen
Lucent 2001

“The ‘Indigenous Peoples of North America’ series discusses the contemporary life of Native American populations as well as their varied social, cultural, and political histories. Traditional family and community religious beliefs and practices, warfare and conflict, and how each Native American tribe has fared in today’s world are among the topics covered. Each book features fully documented primary and secondary source quotes, bibliographies for further research, numerous maps and photographs and detailed indexes.” -Book cover. Indian tribe Cheyenne.

In Search of the Old Ones: Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest – Indian Nations of North America Books

Roberts, David
Touchstone 1997

“David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi–the name means “enemy ancestors” in Navajo–who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants are the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Archaeologists, Roberts writes, have been puzzling over the Anasazi for more than a century, trying to determine the environmental and cultural stresses that caused their society to collapse 700 years ago. He guides us through controversies in the historical record, among them the haunting question of whether the Anasazi committed acts of cannibalism. Roberts’s book is full of up-to-date thinking on the culture of the ancient people who lived in the harsh desert country of the Southwest.” -Publisher. Indian tribes Southwest.

Comanche – Books on Southwest Indian Tribes

Rollings, Willard H.
Chelsea House 1989

“The Comanche have a long history as a fiercely proud people, willing to fight for their land and their honor. In the early 18th century, after living for centuries with their Shoshone relatives in the mountains of what are now Wyoming and Montana, they moved onto the southern Plains. They drove out the formidable Apache and for almost 200 years afterward made the Plains their own. On land that came to be known as the Comancheria they became nomadic hunters on horseback, setting up tipi camps as they followed the vast buffalo herds and fought off the French, Spanish, Mexicans, and Texans. Only in the late 19th century, after a long and bloody struggle, was the U S. government able to subdue them and force them onto a reservation.” -Book cover. Indian tribes Southwest.

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America – Indian Nations of North America Books

Spinden, Herbert J.
American Museum of Natural History 1928

A publication of the American Museum of Natural History. This book “is intended as a general commentary and explanation of the more important phases of the ancient life and arts of the Indians of Mexico and Central America, and especially of their history.” -Author’s Preface.

Contents: The archaic horizon – The Mayan civilization – The middle civilizations – The Aztecs.

The Indians of the Southeastern United States – Indian Nations of North America Books

Swanton, John R.
Govt Printing Office 1946

Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 137. Well over 100 tribes, or bands, of Indians in the southeastern region are individually profiled, followed by a general treatment of cultural aspects and artifacts such as language, hunting & fishing, housing, clothing, ornamentation, household utensils, implements, musical instruments etc. Indian tribes Southeast.

The Ojibwe – Indian tribes Ojibwe

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck
Chelsea House 1992

Examines the culture, history, and changing fortunes of the Ojibwa Indians.

Contents: Coming to the Great Lakes – A Culture of all Seasons – Trading with the French – Fighting Off Competitors – Keeping Tradition Alive – Enduring “Civilization” – Losing Ground – The Modern Anishinabe – Bibliography. Indian tribes Ojibwe.

The Ojibwas: A Critical Bibliography – Indian tribes Ojibwe

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck
Indiana University 1976

“Apart from introducing us to the interesting Ojibwa people themselves, Tanner’s survey of the literature on this extensive tribe is expecially valuable for sources relevant to certain much-argued issues in anthropology and history. ‘The Ojibwas’ has two main parts: an essay and an alphabetical list of all works cited… The book is immensely useful to both beginning students and advanced scholars.” Indian tribe Ojibwe.

Aboriginal People: A Selected Bibliography Concerning Canada’s First People – Indian Nations of North America Books

Whiteside, Don
National Indian Brotherhood 1973

350-page bibliography. “This bibliography, while it contains a fair sampling of the major published works, emphasizes unpublished speeches, reports, and proceedings of various conferences as well as salient newspaper articles. It also emphasizes the works of Aboriginal People and includes a section on the philosophy of Indian resistance as well as a section on Aboriginals in other than North American countries.” – Introduction. Indian tribes Canada.

North American Indians of the Plains – Indian Nations of North America Books

Wissler, Clark
American Museum of Natural History 1948

Published by the American Museum of Natural History. The author was a Curator of Anthropology. “This little book is not merely a guide to museum collections from the Plains Indians, but a summary of the facts and interpretations making up the anthropology of those Indians.

Contents: Material culture – Social organization – Religion and ceremonies – Decorative and religious art – Language – Physical type – The chronology of plains culture – Origins.

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