Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American and First Nations and Inuit histories and cultures. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of Indigenous Nations of Canada and the United States. Organized by culture region, this encyclopedic reference details Indian tribes and First Nation in these areas: beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances and animosities, key historical events, and more. See the linguistic groupings and understand the constantly shifting, overlapping boundaries of the Nations.
While Europeans lived in the Dark Ages, the Maya mapped the heavens and mastered mathematics. They constructed vast cities in jungle landscapes, leaving legacies in stone at places like Palenque and Uxmal. In overgrown sites, archaeologists now piece together this civilization with the aid of satellite technology. Modern-day experts provide windows into the Mayan world by interpreting ancient messages, inscribed for future generations. One of the titles in the series that explores the world's ancient empires.
National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Pueblo, archaeology unlocks the secrets of America's past is an information book published by National Geographic Society. At prehistoric sites in the Four Corners states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) of the American Southwest, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Pueblo people. Learn what we know about these cliff dwellers. Study the thousands of rock carvings and petroglyphs these ancient ancestors of the Pueblo left behind.
National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Aztec is one of the titles in the series that explores the world's ancient empires. Learn about the religions, technologies, arts, and societies that preceded us through the discoveries of contemporary archaeologists. National Geographic's extensive photographic and map archives add richness to this series that transports readers to significant archaeological sites and brings ancient civilizations to life. Colour photos, maps, illustrations, index, and bibliography. Intermediate Spring 2012
Indian Nations of North America is a 384-page information resource published by the National Geographic Society and written by Ojibwe scholar Anton Treuer. Walk with the Indigenous people who settled North America and with their descendants, whose more than 500 Nations range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these Nations and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each Nation's history and character.
Warriors in Uniform: The Legacy of American Indian Heroism, recently published by National Geographic and edited by Herman J. Viola, documents the history of Native American men and women who have served with United States military services from the end of the American Revolution to the present day. The book contains first-person accounts, archival photographs, contemporary photo images, artwork, and narrative text about the services of American Indian veterans during the Civil War, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond is a memoir of Joseph Medicine Crow, a traditional chief of the Crow Nation in Montana. He describes his family, cultural traditions, growing up on the reservation, World War II experiences, and how he earned the status of War Chief by completing the four war deeds required of the Crow warrior. Joseph Medicine Crow (1913- ) was raised by his grandparents who recalled the time before their Nation was sent to live on a reservation.
Ojibwe/German author's personal memoir and travelogue of her trip with her 18-month-old daughter to the Lake of the Woods area of northwestern Ontario and northern Minnesota. Among the lakes and islands of this Ojibwe territory she visits ancient rock art sites, comments on her personal life, and celebrates the traditional knowledge of the Ojibwe. Throughout the book are reflections on Ojibwe language, medicines, friends, and books. A captivating read.