Native Languages and Language Families of North America


Native Languages and Language Families of North America

Compiled by Ives Goddard

Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians Series

Sheet map, folded

October 1999


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About the Book

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.

A portable storage sleeve makes the folded study map ideal for use in the classroom, on trips, or in the field. Colorful, attractive, accurate, and up-to-date, this map is an essential reference for anyone interested in the histories and cultures of the original inhabitants of North America.

Author Bio

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.