Covering a subject that is taught in school and embraced by students, American Indians functions like a pocket visual encyclopedia of the history, culture, and customs of fifty major tribes across North America. Written by the former director of public affairs of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, the deck covers geographical origins, myths and religious beliefs, important people and historical events, arts, festivals, and contemporary issues. The mysterious Anasazi. The democratic Iroquois. The friendly Wampanoags, who helped create the holiday we know as Thanksgiving. Elaborate rites of the Hopi. All illustrated with portraits, historic photographs, artifacts, tribal artwork, and other images.
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