The Handbook of North American Indians is a monographic series of edited scholarly and reference volumes in American studies, published by the Smithsonian Institution beginning in 1978. To date, fifteen volumes have been published. Each volume addresses a sub-topic of American research, and contains a number of articles or chapters by individual specialists in the field coordinated and edited by a volume editor. The overall series of twenty volumes is planned and coordinated by a general or series editor. Until the series was suspended, mainly owing to lack of funds, the series editor was William C. Sturtevant, who died in 2007.
This work documents information about all Indigenous peoples of the Americas north of Mesoamerica, including cultural and physical aspects of the people, language family, history, and prehistory. This is a reference work for historians, anthropologists, other scholars, and the general reader. The series utilized noted authorities for each topic. The set is illustrated, indexed, and has extensive bibliographies. Volumes may be purchased individually.
Volume 13: Plains
Volume 13 is physically bound in two volumes (Part 1 and Part 2), but page numbering is continuous between the two parts. Part 1 ends at "Plains Métis", page 676.
Introduction. Raymond J. DeMallie. Pages 1-13.
History of Archaeological Research. Waldo R. Wedel & Richard A. Krause. Pages 14-22.
History of Ethnological and Ethnohistorical Research. Raymond J. DeMallie & John C. Ewers. Pages 23-43.
Environment and Subsistence. Waldo R. Wedel & Gorge C. Frison. Pages 44-60.
The Languages of the Plains: Introduction. Ives Goddard. Pages 61-70.
The Algonquian Languages of the Plains. Ives Goddard. Pages 71-79.
Caddoan Languages. Douglas R. Parks. Pages 80-93.
Siouan Languages. Douglas R. Parks & Robert L. Rankin. Pages 94-114.
Followed by sections on:- Prehistory, History, Prairie Plains, High Plains and Special topics.
Excellent condition but ex-library so a couple of stickers and stamps.