The Indian Tribes of North America (Google eBook)
This is the definitive one-volume guide to the Indian tribes of North America, and it covers all groupings such as nations, confederations, tribes, subtribes, clans, and bands. It is a digest of all Indian groups and their historical locations throughout the continent. Formatted as a dictionary, or gazetteer, and organized by state, it includes all known tribal groupings within the state and the many villages where they were located. Using the year 1650 to determine the general location of most of the tribes, Swanton has drawn four over-sized fold-out maps, each depicting a different quadrant of North America and the location of the various tribes therein, including not only the tribes of the United States, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, and Central America, but the Caribbean islands as well. According to the author, the gazetteer and the maps are "intended to inform the general reader what Indian tribes occupied the territory of his State and to add enough data to indicate the place they occupied among the tribal groups of the continent and the part they played in the early period of our history. . . ." Accordingly, the bulk of the text includes such facts as the origin of the tribal name and a brief list of the more important synonyms; the linguistic connections of the tribe; its location; a brief sketch of its history; its population at different periods; and the extent to which its name has been perpetuated geographically.--From publisher description.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Index, with this particular feature: Look up the name of any one of the 50 States and find a LIST of the tribes in that region. Provides cultural information, population, "History", and where the tribe and its neighbors believed they came from. Little or no "pre-history" or archeology. (For example, that the siksik (blackfeet) once raised corn but reverted to buffalo hunting and within a very few generations no longer had a cultural memory of agriculture.) Contains a large placement map.
The Indian tribes of North AmericaUser Review - Book Verdict
This features four large fold-out maps that divide North America into four major sections and list the Indian tribes that lived within each, dating back to 1650. Supplementary information also covers Central American natives. This 1952 title is a solid one-stop resource. ...