Great Indian Tribes Author:Daniel Jacobson The highly readable quality of this portrayal of Indian life in North America almost belies the in-depth research Dr. Jacobson entered into during its preparation. — This unique treatment of an important facet of our history, befogged by many romantic and distorted legends of the American Indian, presents him, from archaeological times to the pre... more »sent, as he really was and is. Supported by the dramatic (and factual) illustrations created by Don Spaulding, twenty-five tribes, selected for their cultural diversity, are presented in fascinating detail. Their origins, religious conceptions and myths, migrations, sociological and ecological drives are discussed in a manner that brings to life the Indian as his tribes waxed and waned on the American landscape.
The impact of the European migration into the areas where Indian life held sway for centuries tragically delineates the inevitable consequences resulting from the inexorable power wielded by a technically superior civilization over the aboriginal.
Dr. Jacobson's fine narrative style almost makes the reader forget that this is an historical document. Young and old can reacognize its significant message while enjoying an important story of our American heritage.« less