This A-Z reference contains 275 biographical entries on Native American women, past and present, from many different walks of life. Written by more than 70 contributors, most of whom are leading American Indian historians, the entries examine the complex and diverse roles of Native American women in contemporary and traditional cultures. This new edition contains 32 new entries and updated end-of-article bibliographies. Appendices list entries by area of woman's specialization, state of birth, and tribe; also includes photos and a comprehensive index.
Gretchen M. Bataille is currently at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is co-author of American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives and American Indian Women: A Guide to Research. Laurie Lisa was a contributor to the first edition of Native American Women and holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University.
"The strengths of the volume are found in its readable entries, end references, and diverse coverage. A good title for undergraduate programs and large public libraries, and a good general source for both women's and Native American studies." -- Choice
"The list of contributors is a veritable who's who of persons working in the field of Native American studies... Overall this volume is exceptional...recommended for academic libraries as well as public and high school libraries that need a new resource in this area." -- Booklist/RBB