Native Americans
An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples [2 volumes]
by Barry M. Pritzker
October 1998, 868pp, 8 1/2x11
2 volumes, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-0-87436-836-9
$203, £157, 177€, A279
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This landmark two volume source ranks as one of the field's most comprehensive guides to Native American studies, offering historical, cultural, and modern reference, supporting a complete range of research.

The history, culture, and present state of Native America is revealed, explored, and explained in this, the most comprehensive reference work on the indigenous peoples of North America ever assembled. Anyone and everyone interested in Native Americans will find Native Americans indispensable. Systematically presenting historical and modern data for all known Native American groups in Canada and the United States, the different groups are listed alphabetically within 10 culture areas.

The volumes are richly illustrated and include photos and drawings, culture area and tribal location maps, a master bibliography, bibliographic citations for each tribal entry, a glossary, and a subject index.


  • Richly illustrated with photos and drawings
  • Maps of tribal locations and culture areas
  • Bibliographic citations for each tribal entry, a glossary, and a subject index
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.


"A good choice for public and school libraries."—Library Journal, December 1, 1998

"This expansive reference work examines over 200 cultural groups from the United States and Canada, arranged by 10 areas. . . . Researchers will find the material useful and interesting."—School Library Journal, May 1, 1998

"High school, public, and academic libraries with a need for accurate information on native America would do well to consider purchasing."—Reference & User Services Quarterly, March 1, 1999
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