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Amcult 461/Anthrcul 461/Ling 461: Language, Culture and Society in Native North America   Tags: american_culture, anthropology, course_guide, linguistics, native_american_studies, subject:amcult course:461 section:001 instructor:meek year:2013 term:fall  

This is guide will help students in Anthro 461 find resources for their term paper on Native American languages and cultures.
Last Updated: May 29, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Ideas, Starting Points and Historical Context

  • Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
    Second edition of ELL, the most comprehensive encyclopedia of linguistics.
    Grad Reference P 29 .E481 2006. Electronic for University of Michigan affiliates only
  • eHRAF World Cultures  
    eHRAF World Cultures (formerly HRAF Collection of Ethnography) is a full-text database of ethnographies of over 150 of the world's cultures. Materials are subject-indexed at the paragraph level to allow cross-referencing by subject and ethnic group, but the database also allows keyword searching.
  • American Indian History Online
    This full-text database provides access to more than 5,000 years of culture, history, and leaders. 320+ Native American groups are presented through subject entries, biographies, primary source documents, maps and charts, and photographs.
  • Ethnologue, Web Version  
    Encyclopedia of the living languages of the world. Helps place a language in a language family. Names major dialects in the language group. Good for finding broader and narrower terms.

Books for Amcult 461

  • Handbook of American Indian Languages  
    by Franz Boas, 1911. Volumes 1 & 2 are online; follow links to Hathi Trust. Vol. 3 only in print: E51 .U6 no.40 (Buhr and Museums Library)
  • Handbook of North American Indians
    Classic multi-volume encyclopedia on North American Indians. Print copy, in Graduate Library Reference Room or the Museums Library, call # E 76.2 .H36. Volume 17 is by Boas, et al., on languages. Includes chapters on individual groups and tribes by region.

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