This fascinating book explores the history of the native peoples of North America, from the early arrival of humans from Asia and their migration throughout the continent, the first and subsequently devastating contacts with European explorers and settlers, to the present day plight of the surviving tribes and their attempts to adapt to modern society. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of women in tribal society, the traditional familial and societal structures of Native Americans, and their diverse cultural values and practices.
The authoritative, absorbing text is illuminated with beautifully illustrated maps showing the movements of the peoples and over 100 color photographs and illustrations plus reproductions of contemporary paintings depicting archaeological sites, artifacts, battles and great events, and the people involved: the chiefs and generals as well as the ordinary Indians and lost ways of life.
Take a journey through history with the Historical Atlas Series. Perfect for any history buff, these beautifully illustrated collections explore the vast histories of different civilizations and historical events. Packed to the brim with incredible maps and charts based on the latest research, anyone can find themselves an expert on the topics covered.
Other titles in this series include: Historical atlas of Judaism, Historical Atlas of Knights and Castles, Historical Atlas of Native Americans, Historical Atlas of North American Railroads, Historical Atlas of The Bible, Historical Atlas of The Celtic World, Historical Atlas of the Civil War, Historical Atlas of World War II, Historical Atlas of Prehistoric Life, Historical Atlas of Religion, Historical Atlas of The Civil War, Historical Atlas of the World at War, and Historical Atlas of Weaponry.