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: Numerous American Indian tribes are surveyed from ancient times to the twentieth century in this reference collection. The coverage beings with overview essays on the ten major cultural/geographical areas: Arctic, California, Great Basin, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plains, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, and Subarctic. These are followed by more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries on individual tribes. The set concludes with ten appendices: Educational Institutions and Programs; Festivals and Pow-wows; Museums, Archives, and Libraries; Organizations, Agencies, and Societies; Populations of U.S. Reservations; Reservations: US; Reserves and Bands: Canada; Time Line; Mediagraphy; and Bibliography. The final item in this outstanding work is a comprehensive subject index.