Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History is volume 174 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series published by the University of Oklahoma Press. The massive undertaking for documenting the history of the Great Lakes region through maps began in 1976 and was successfully completed in 1987. The work expands and clarifies the once limited scholarly understanding of the history of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley regions. The editor was assisted by numerous historians, cartographers, graduate students, library and archival staff, and Native historians and scholars. The result remains a magnificent historical achievement that stands the test of time. The atlas includes 33 maps, extensive text, and 80 archival illustrations. The book covers the years from the 1640s to the 1870s in an area that includes the Great Lakes regions of Canada and United States. The maps illustrate in great detail the geography, the early cultural groups, the coming of Europeans, wars, settlement patterns of Indian Nations and European settlers, epidemics, treaties and land surrenders, and reserves and reservations. Specific maps detail Pontiac's War, the War of 1812, and the Black Hawk War. Information about various American Indian Nations such as the Iroquois Confederacy, the Huron, the Wyandot, the Ojibwe, the Ottawa, the Potawatomi, the Mesquakie, the Mississauga, the Delaware, the Shawnee, the Winnebago, the Dakota, and the Abenaki are detailed through the maps and accompanying text. Previous to the publication of this book, scholars and researchers found the study of the Great Lakes tribes and their history to be difficult. Little was known about the contact period and later history of the region. With the publication of this atlas, scholars, historians, land claims researchers, and students are assured of an excellent reference source for American Indian history of the Great Lakes area. In addition to the maps and illustrations, the book contains a comprehensive index and extensive bibliography. This title is highly recommended for all public and high school libraries.