Tiller's Guide to Indian Country

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Tiller's Guide to Indian Country (Third Edition)

by Veronica E. Velarde Tiller

This comprehensive guide explores each tribe’s history and modern-day life, including location and land status, government and infrastructure, community services and facilities, culture and history, economic activity, and contact information with official tribal website addresses. It features an unprecedented amount of information about 567 federally recognized tribes in 34 American states.

This is a “must have” acquisition for all libraries, government agencies, and corporations seeking to do business with Native American tribes and enterprises.

There is no other single source of accurate information that:

  • Is recognized as the foremost authoritative research guide of comprehensive information on the important aspects of 562 modern-day American Indian tribes.
  • Provides current information on the ever changing aspects of tribal governments and their administration, business enterprises, and infrastructure.
  • Assists in more effective marketing to the tribes and their enterprises.

2007 New Mexico Book Awards Winner for “Best Reference Book”



Customer Testimonials

“Anyone interested in contemporary Native American culture will immediately recognize this mammoth source book as the gold mine it is. Every public library in America should have a copy on its shelves.”
– Mary Ishimoto Morris, Washington Post Book World (from review of 2nd edition)

“For anyone who wants to understand the state of Indian Country, Tiller’s Guide is simply invaluable. Its unmatched factual detail is organized and presented brilliantly, allowing the reader to focus immediately on any individual Native Nation.”
– Joseph P. Kalt, Co-Director, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Harvard University


Whenever I’m invited to visit a Native Nation for the first time, soon after my flight is booked, I turn to Tiller’s Guide for recent history, an economic overview, and cultural background. The variety and breadth in the Guide is not just a testament to Veronica’s hard work in gathering information via on-the-ground site visits, but also to the resurgence of Native self-government. Indian Country’s diversity and vibrancy are on display in every page. I try to get the newest edition as soon as I can.
– Jonathan Taylor, The Taylor Policy Group, Inc.

Tiller’s Guide continues to provide rich and valuable information of histories and profile data of the tribes across the nation, including their current economic growth and diversification, land status, government, infrastructure and tourism. Dr. Tiller has methodically and patiently gathered together this information into a single, thorough guide. That’s what makes Tiller’s Guide indispensable.”
– W. Ron Allen, Chairman/CEO, Jamestown S’Klallam of Washington State

“Journalists, lawyers, government officials, teachers and business people have all come to know that they need this book if they want to work effectively with Indian communities. Officials have confessed that without this guide, they wouldn’t know how to do their jobs. We all owe a vote of thanks to Dr. Tiller for making hundreds of relationships with the tribes possible to American government and business.”
– Susan Masten, Vice Chair, Yurok Tribe of California

“The Guide ought to be considered a must-have by governmental organizations, reporters, lawyers, and anyone else who needs to understand the contemporary state of Native America…a one-stop encyclopedic tool that should grace every library shelf across the country …Tiller doesn’t disappoint…Anyone interested in Natives should have Tillers Guide to Indian Country as a reference book – anyone who interacts with Native people needs it.”
– Jodi Rave, The Missoulian, Missoula, MT


“Nicely designed with illustrations and a detailed and well organized index, this outstanding volume contains diligent research done by a large staff who visited many of these tribes.”
– Library Journal


“[Tiller] has produced a stimulating book that will be an important purchase for . . . students, government agencies, businesses, or tourists.”
– Booklist


“All topics are covered, from land status through history, government, economy, and tourism.”
– Choice

Product Details:

  • Edition: Third
  • Author: Veronica E. Velarde Tiller
  • Editor: LaDonna Harris
  • Published: December 1, 2015
  • Pages: 888 pages
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: BowArrow Publishing Company
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885931069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885931061
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 pounds

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