Book Description: A comprehensive reference work discussing more than 150 Indian tribes of all North America, as well as prehistoric peoples & civilizations. Organized alphabetically by tribe, the informative but accessible text summarizes the historical record -- locations, migrations, contacts with whites, wars, etc. Also covers Indian lifeways, including language families, means of subsistence, houses, boats, tools, clothing, art, legends, & rituals. Over 250 beautifully detailed, original color illustrations enhance the text, & 11 maps show the various Indian culture areas plus tribal locations, providing a helpful frame of reference. Glossary. Bibliography.