By Carl Waldman
"Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Third Edition" is a fully updated reference discussing more than 200 American Indian tribes of North America, as well as prehistoric peoples and civilizations. Arranged alphabetically by tribe or group, this comprehensive work offers 60 new entries on tribes not covered in depth in the previous editions. The informative, accessible text summarizes the historical record - locations, migrations, contacts with non-Indians, wars, and more - and includes present-day tribal affairs and issues. The book also covers traditional Indian lifeways, including diet, housing, transportation, tools, clothing, art, and rituals, as well as language families. "Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Third Edition" includes at least one representative tribe from each language family or language isolate for each of the culture areas. Many new entries include tribes in California, Alaska, and Canada. New entries include: Beaver (Tsattine); Bella Coola; Cahuilla; Coahuiltec; Columbia (Sinkinse); Cowichan; Diegueno; Keres; Mobile; Nanticoke; Puyallup; Quinault; Salinas (Salinan); Tewa; Tolowa; Washoe; Yellowknife; and more.