An encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including cultures, languages, history, prehistory, and human biology, is a standard reference work for anthropologists, historians, students, and the general reader. Leading authorities have contributed chapters to each volume. Area volumes include separate chapters on all tribes. This heavily illustrated work contains extensive bibliographies and is well indexed. Each volume may be purchased and used independently. Some of the volumes are now out-of-print. Check the Internet for available copies.
Vol. 2: Indians in Contemporary Society
The 46 chapters in this volume explore how Indians and Arctic peoples maintain their Native identity in contemporary societies, including their responses to the social forces around them. The major sections include The Issues in the United States, The Issues in Canada, Demographic and Ethnic Issues, and Social and Cultural Revitalization. 589 pp. S/N 047-000-00417-9. 2008. $64.
Vol. 3: Environment, Origins, and Population
Vol 4: History of Indian-White Relations
Vol. 5: Arctic
Vol. 6: Subarctic66 chapters on Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 837 pp. S/N 047-000-00374-1. 1981. $62
Vol. 7: Northwest Coast
Vol. 8: California
Vol. 9: Southwest
Vol. 10: Southwest
Vol. 11: Great Basin45 chapters on Indians of Utah, Nevada, and portions of adjoining states. 868 pp. S/N 047-000-00401-2. 1986. $63
Vol. 12: Plateau
Vol. 13: Plains
Vol. 14: Southeast64 chapters on Indians from Florida and the southern Appalachians and the Carolina Piedmont to the southern Mississippi River Valley. 1,042 pp. S/N 047-000-00415-2. 2004. $72.
Vol. 15: Northeast
Vol. 17: Languages
These volumes can be ordered online through the Superintendent of Documents.