Handbook of the North American Indians: Plains (Handbook of North American Indians) (Volume 13)

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William C. Sturtevant, General Editor; Raymond J. DeMallie, Volume 13 editor.  Describes the prehistory, history, and culture of the aboriginal peoples who lived in the region of tall-grass prairies and short-grass high plains of North America.   Note: Preface indicates mistakenly that this is the twelfth volume in a 20 volume set.  2 parts in two books, sold as a set.
 

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Sturtevant, William C.; DeMallie, Raymond J.

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Edited by DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University, this latest addition to the distinguished "Handbook of North American Indians" series documents approximately 10,000 years of Native American habitation in a geographically defined region that extends from the Upper Mississippi River valley to the Rocky Mountains and from the Saskatchewan River valley in present-day Canada to the Rio Grande. It is a region largely comprising grasslands that served into the late 19th century as the grazing area for the large herds of buffalo that provided basic sustenance for Native American groups such as the Blackfoot, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Comanche. Divided into 67 chapters over two volumes, this work features the most current research available from some of the foremost experts in their respective fields. Thirty-five of the chapters focus on specific native groups, while the remaining 32 explore such varied topics as "Hunting and Gathering Traditions," "The Languages of the Plains," and "Intertribal Religious Movements." More than 30 years in the making, this scholarly work is simply the most authoritative and comprehensive title available on the topic and should be acquired by all public and academic libraries. Academic libraries should also strongly consider purchasing DeMallie's equally outstanding Documents of American Indian Diplomacy: Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775-1979 (Univ. of Oklahoma, 1999), which he coedited with Vine Deloria Jr. John Burch, Campbellsville Univ., KY
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