Reference Books

WHO WAS WHO IN NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY, Carl Waldman. Facts On File Publications, 460 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10016; 800-4443-8323, and Oxford, England, 1990. (Grades 6-adult).

This is a reference work that is more properly a who's who of Indian-white history - i.e. it doesn't include pre-Columbian people, giving the tired impression that Indian history doesn't begin until 1492, and it only includes people who were significant because of their interactions with white people, not those who are important to their own people. Also, the listings stop with 1900, relegating Indians to the remote past once again. Nevertheless, useful for what it does include, and cross references are very good. Reviewed by Lisa Mitten and Naomi Caldwell-Wood

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Native American BOOKS, text and graphics copyright Paula Giese, 1996

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