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Indian Nations of North America


If you are interested in the past, present and future of Native American cultures, please have a look at the new book from National Geographic, Indian Nations of North America. What I really enjoyed about this book was the profiles of Native Americans in contemporary America. Through the profiles, we get to meet N. Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer prize winning author, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Canadian Inuit and Nobel Prize nominee who works to raise awareness of the effects of global climate change on the people of the Arctic Circle, and Loren Me'-lash-ne Bommelyn, who works to preserve the language and traditions of the Tolowa people. The book is organized geographically, and each Federally recognized (circa 2010) tribe has an entry that leads with the current location, total area of land occupied by the tribe, and the number of people enrolled. Entries may include information about traditional language, food and housing, as well as significant historical events.

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