Great Plains Indian Illustration Index


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About the Book

Library catalog records often do not adequately describe the contents of books or of the illustrative materials they contain and it is often difficult to locate drawings or photographs (and far more difficult to find specific ones). Equally troublesome to historians is finding material on individual Indians scattered through numerous books. This work remedies these twin problems as they relate to books about the Great Plains Indians.
The index (first published by McFarland in 2004 in hardcover) has two uses: it guides readers to photographs, drawings, maps and other illustrative materials that appear in 340 selected books about Native Americans published within the previous 90 years. And it guides researchers to more than 1,200 biographical references to individuals found in these books. Tribes covered include the Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kiowa, Omaha, Pawnee, Sioux, and Winnebago, among many others.

About the Author(s)

John Van Balen is a retired reference librarian from the I.D. Weeks Library (which has a very strong American Indian collection) at the University of South Dakota. He lives in Custer.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by John Van Balen
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 407
Bibliographic Info: bibliography
Copyright Date: 2012 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4928-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Preface      1

Arrangement and Use of the Index      3


Bibliography      391

Book Reviews & Awards

“detailed…useful…recommended”—Choice; “valuable”—ARBA; “John Van Balen presents a guide to illustrations appearing in 340-plus selected texts published between 1911 and the end of 2002 depicting indigenous Great Plains tribes, their history and culture”—Reference & Research Book News.