American Indian Places

American Indian Places

A Historical Guidebook

eBook - 2008
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This historical guidebook includes 366 places that are significant to American Indians and open to the public. The book is organized geographically and includes location information, maps, and color photographs as well as suggestions for further reading about the sites and an extensive bibliography. Among the 279 authorities who know and revere these places and have written essays on them and on topics relating to them are William deBuys, Suzan Shown Harjo, Frederick E. Hoxie, Clara Sue Kidwell, Malinda Maynor Lowery, Rennard Strickland, and David Hurst Thomas. Tribal culture committees and tribal historians also contributed essays. Frances H. Kennedy, the editor and principal contributor, has written short entries on more than a hundred of the places. The places covered in the book include: Ganondagan State Historic Site in New York Kituhwa Mound in North Carolina, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois, Crystal River Archaeological State Park in Florida, Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Navajo National Monument in Arizona, Olompali State Historic Park in California, La Purisima Mission State Historic Park in California, Nez Perce National Historical Park in Idaho.
"This will become an indispensable guide to those special places that remind us that every place we think we 'discovered' was already someone else's home." --Ken Burns, filmmaker "A highly readable, extremely responsible and brilliant blend of guidebook entries and background essays by the most knowledgeable scholars and writers in the field of American Indian history and culture today. My earlier journeys sure would have been enriched with this wonderful book in the car. It opens up a brand new American experience for the adventuresome vacationer and armchair traveller alike." --Peter Nabokov, author of Where The Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places "American Indian Places is an indispensable guidebook to all of us who share the ancient human landscape of this continent. These are the landmarks of the intertwined histories of American Indians and those who came later. Descriptions of 366 places, written by nearly as many authors, have been gathered together in this remarkable book, which holds special meaning for American Indians." --Dean R. Snow, president of the Society for American Archaeology "Anyone who is interested in the truly beautiful, distinctive, and spiritual places in this country will find this book all but indispensable. It is a precise and comprehensive guide to Native America, the definition of a landscape that is timeless and unique, above all an evocation of the sacred earth." --Scott Momaday, School for Advanced Research
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008
ISBN: 9780547523675
Characteristics: 1 online resource (368 pages)
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Call Number: eBook


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