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Native Languages and Language Families of North America, Native Languages and Language Families of North America, 0803292716, 0-8032-9271-6, 978-0-8032-9271-0, 9780803292710, Compiled by Ives Goddard, Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians, Native Languages and Language Families of North America, 0803292694, 0-8032-9269-4, 978-0-8032-9269-7, 9780803292697, Compiled by Ives Goddard, Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indian

Native Languages and Language Families of North America
Compiled by Ives Goddard

Not Folded, Rolled
1999. 978-0-8032-9271-0
$19.95 s
Out of Print
1999. 978-0-8032-9269-7
$14.95 s

Originally accompanying the Languages volume of the Handbook of North American Indians series, this indispensable map is now widely available for the first time. It shows the locations and distribution of the known languages spoken by Native peoples across North America at the time of first contact. Each language is grouped and color-coded according to family. An accompanying text provides background information about the distribution and classification of the languages and also features a useful classification table of the languages and language families depicted.

The map is available in two sizes. A portable storage sleeve makes the folded study map ideal for use in the classroom, on trips, or in the field. The wall display map is the first and only map large enough to show the location of every known Native North American language. Colorful, attractive, accurate, and up-to-date, these maps are an essential reference for anyone interested in the histories and cultures of the original inhabitants of North America.

Ives Goddard is the curator for the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the editor of Handbook of North American Indians, volume 17, Languages, and the coauthor of Native Writings in Massachusett.

"This map is of such high quality and so meticulously done as to make all previous maps of the languages of North America completely obsolete."—Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

"Authoritative and elegant."—European Review of Native American Studies

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