Native America Today
|Publication Date: 12/1999|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$75.00|| ||978-1-57607-077-2|
A Guide to Community Politics and Culture
Barry M. Pritzker
Its easy to find out how indians lived 100 years ago. Getting an accurate picture of their life today is another matter. This reference work focuses exclusively on contemporary reservation-based political, social, economic, and cultural concerns—from education, health, and tribal identity to sacred sites, sovereignty, and more.
Using an organizational scheme unique among reference works, Native America Today presents 13 "mini-chapters" on individual topics (e.g., "Crafts," "Media," "Representation"), each of which gives an overview of the subject and provides case studies that relate the topic to recent events in select tribal groups.
The second major section of the work is devoted to contemporary profiles of tribes and tribal groups, from Apache to Zuni, including a brief history of each, population and geographic data, form of government, and notable leaders.
A general index covers both major sections, making this guide supremely accessible. The text is further enhanced by black and white illustrations and an extensive documents section.
• A comprehensive index covers both major sections of the book, making this guide supremely accessible
• Includes black and white illustrations
• 13 "mini-chapters" on individual topics gives an overview of each subject and provides case studies that relate the topic to recent events in select tribal groups
• Includes contemporary profiles of tribes and tribal groups, including a brief history of each, population and geographic data, form of government, and notable leaders
Barry Pritzker is a professional writer specializing in American history and college writing. He taught at the Taos Indian Pueblo in New Mexico and is a former Fellow at the Newberry Library's Center for the History of the American Indian Summer Institute. He is a contributing author for the Dictionary of American Biography.
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