"More than 450 inventions and innovations that can be traced to indigenous peoples of the North, Middle, and South America are described in this wonderful encyclopedia...Readers will find much of the content revealing...This is a well-written book with fascinating information and wonderful pictures. It should be in every public, school, and academic library for its depth of research and amazing wealth of knowledge."
"...a comprehensive, unique, A-to-Z reference to the vast offerings made by the American Indians throughtout history."
Book & Resources
"...Highly Recommended for academic libraries keeping collections about American Indians."
"...an invaluable resource...I would recommend this title for every academic, school, and public library in America."
Tribal College Journal
"The strength is in its structure. The encyclopedia entries are followed by bibliographic sources that include texts and Web addresses, inviting further study. This book can be recommended to libraries that support an interdisciplinary approach to student learning, such as units that integrate biology and culture studies projects."
"...the most impressive summation of Native contributions to this planet...This text must become the new cornerstone upon which Native studies are taught...I would strongly urge anyone with a kernel of intellectual curiosity...to buy this book. I guarantee it will enlighten, stimulate and entertain. The Encyclopedia not only contains well written summations but has photographs, illustrations and maps...Ideally, a copy of the Encyclopedia should be in every class in every school across the hemisphere."
News from Indian Country
"...an extremely well researched book...well written by experts."
Tri-State Livestock News
"This large, well-illustrated volume is an excellent reference source for much about Native American culture...One of the important strengths of the encyclopedia is that the information provided is balanced and rooted in facts, not speculation...The Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World is an excellent reference. Highly recommended."
"...absorbing...A highly recommended resource for students of Native American history and culture, the Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World is an essential and core addition to academic and community library Native American Studies collections."
Midwest Book Review
"Native accomplishments finally get their due in award-winning book."
American Indian Report
"This encyclopedia merits reading cover to cover. It is a groundbreaking compilation...Keoke and Porterfield's lively encyclopedia abounds with surprises...The book offers a rich factual tapestry...a provocative reference book..."
American Indian Quarterly