Veronica Tiller Introduces
Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country
(Revised 3rd Edition)
Since its debut in 1996, Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country has been hailed as the primary resource for professionals working with Native Americans. The 2015 third edition has updates and revisions with information which cannot be found in any other single source.
–It is recognized as the foremost authoritative research guide of comprehensive information on 567 modern-day American Indian tribes in 34 states.
–It gives contact information and official tribal web addresses.
–It explores each tribe’s history and modern-day life, including location and land status.
–It provides current information on the ever-changing aspects of tribal governments and their administration, business enterprises, and infrastructure.
–It assists users with information for their effective marketing to the tribes and their enterprises.
Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country is a “must have” acquisition for all libraries, government agencies, and corporations seeking to do business with Native American tribes and enterprises. It is now also available in an E-Book version.
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Tiller’s Guide “Highly Recommended” by Choice, Leading Library Trade Publication, September 2016
Tiller’s guide to Indian country: Economic profiles of American Indian reservations, ed. and comp. by Veronica E. Velarde Tiller. 3rd ed. BowArrow, 2015. 864p bibl index afp ISBN 9781885931061, $325.00; ISBN 9781885931023 ebook, contact publisher for price.
The latest update of this monumental publication, last issued in 2005 (CH, May’06, 43-5042) and earlier, in 1996 (CH, Jun’96, 33-5488), continues to focus attention on the current economic conditions of federally recognized Native American tribes. Historian Tiller, a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico and the principal of Tiller Research, Inc., and BowArrow Publishing, reviews changes in tribal economies over the past decade and has expanded coverage to include profiles of some non-Native groups. In the preface she acknowledges that “economic progress and development … would not have been possible without the help, council, guidance, and wisdom … of many non-Tribal individuals, firms, and organizations.” Each entry includes information on location and land status, climate, culture and history, government, tribal economy, community facilities and services, and environmental concerns. Demographics for each tribe are drawn from a variety of sources including the US Census, The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996, and the tribal leadership itself, depending on which offered the most current information at the time of compilation. As needed, extensive introductory sections describe various political or geographical anomalies, such as the distinctive relationship between state and federal governments and Alaskan Natives.
Suitable for all who seek to understand and foster Native American economic development. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers; professionals/practitioners.
–J. C. Sandstrom, New Mexico State University Library
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Honoring Nations Announces Exciting Collaboration!
Cambridge, MA | June 28
The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country announce a collaborative partnership to support the Honoring Nations Google Map. The interactive map currently features all 124 Honoring Nations Honorees and their outstanding stories in self-governance. As part of this collaboration, each of the 124 Honoring Nations Honorees’ reports will include a full tribal profile from the latest edition of Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country. The map partnership will launch this coming October and assist Honoring Nations in identifying, celebrating, and sharing governmental tribal success. You can get a full copy of the Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country here.
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Written for high school students and general readers alike, Culture and Customs of the Apache Indians links the storied past of the Apaches with contemporary times. It covers modern-day Apache culture and customs for all eight tribes in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma since the end of the Apache wars in the 1880s.
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This evenhanded history of the Jicarilla Apache tribe of New Mexico highlights their long history of cultural adaptation and change–both to new environments and cultural traits. Concentrating on the modern era, 1846-1970, Veronica Tiller, herself a Jicarilla Apache, tells of the tribe’s economic adaptations and relations with the United States government.
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