The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes: A Comprehensive Study of Tribes from the Abitibi to the Zuni - Bill YenneLondon: Bison Books, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;
From the cover: “When Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean in 1492, he called the inhabitants Indians, thinking he was in the East Indies. The explorers and settlers who came after him called all natives of the New World Indians, assuming they were all members of the same large group. The Indian tribes of North America, however, have always been as diverse as the vast land in which they live and much more so than early Europeans could have imagined. They range from the hunters and gatherers of the Great Basin, whose lifestyle was almost like that of Stone Age peoples, to the fisherman of the Northwest Coast who sailed the Pacific in 100-foot galleons and had a tradition of religious and decorative art that rivalled anything else the world had to offer. The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes is a handy catalogue of those Indian tribes that have existed in North America since prehistoric times, from the Abittibi to the Zuni. Individual entries include the region, language, dwelling and subsistence type for each tribe as well as a discussion of their history, culture and way of life. The Indian culture is far from dead, and The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes provides new insight into the rich diversity of a heritage that has been an integral part of North American life.”