Explore the experience of America’s first people…
Early encounters. Past policies. Treaties. Traditions. Wars. Migrations. Sovereignty. Citizenship. Spiritual traditions. Sacred rituals. Folklore. Mythology. Historic sites. The histories of the United States and Native Americans are intertwined. Agriculture, place names, and language have all been influenced by Native American culture. The stories and history of pre- and post-colonial Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples continue to resonate and inform the geographical boundaries, laws, and modern life of America.
From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of Indigenous people across a continent and spans generations of lives. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nation histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, language, education, movements, and more. It provides insights on—and inspiration from—the influence and impact of Native Americans on American history, society, and culture.
About the Authors
With decades of research, writing and education experience, the authors have extensive backgrounds in Native American history, culture, and affairs. Yvonne Wakim Dennis currently serves as the Education Director for the Children’s Cultural Center of Native America and is a columnist for Native Hoop Magazine. Arlene Hirschfelder served at the Association of American Indian Affairs and as a Native American consultant on numerous projects. Shannon Rothenberger Flynn served as a Native American consultant on books for young readers. Separately and together they have also authored numerous nonfiction books on Native America.