Leahy and Wilson (both history, Fort Hays State U., Kansas) present this encyclopedic overview appropriate for high-school age readers and above of significant movements, events, people, legislation, and vocabulary in the history of Native North Americans. Entries are cross-referenced, and the appendix contains excerpts of speeches and writings by Native American leaders Pontiac, Tecumseh, Crazy Horse, and Clyde Warrior. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer
Native Americans in the United States created political, economic, and social movements to adjust to major changes that affected their cultures. For centuries, Native Americans have dealt with an onslaught of non-Indian land claims, the appropriation of their homelands, and the destruction of their ways of life. Through various movements, Native Americans accepted, rejected, or accommodated themselves to the nontraditional worldviews of the colonizers and their policies.
This Historical Dictionary of Native American Movements, through a list of acronyms and abbreviations; a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes; a bibliography; and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, events, and institutions; as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects; provides a useful reference for students and scholars on the topic of Native Americans and the major issues that confronted them.
Rowman and Littllefield
The Historical Dictionary of Native American Movements—through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects—is a useful reference on topics dealing with key movements, organizations, leadership strategies, and the major issues Native Americans have confronted.