When Tiller's Guide to Indian Country: Economic Profiles of American Indian Reservations was first published in 1996, it was immediately hailed as an invaluable resource for anyone working with Native American tribes and communities. Now, this excellent reference work has been updated and enhanced covering the history, culture, business, government, land status, education, and the modern-day life of 562 tribes in 33 states throughout the United States.
New to the 2006 Edition is the "Honoring Nations Contributions" from Harvard University's Project on American Indian Economic Development with the Preface written by Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
The tribal Profiles on economic development and infrastructure have been expanded and location maps are included . It also has a CD version of the reference guide.
Reviews for Tiller’s Guide
"...looks and sounds like a text book, but 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,( Dec. 2005) "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, (May, 2006 )
"The Tiller Guide is an invaluable resource. I routinely use it in my work and teaching. In its straightforward presentation of the critical facts and histories of hundreds of Indian nations, it actually makes a profound statement: Native America is not only rooted in history, but is today confronting in its own terms all of the challenges of determining it own future as a set of numerous distinct, contemporary, and vibrant communities. There is inspiration in that." Joseph P. Kalt, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Harvard University
"The Guide is an enormously valuable resource for our students in many disciplines: Indian Studies; Literature; History; Social Sciences; Justice Studies; education, and more...the book is not only a natural for colleges and universities libraries, in both the United States and Canada, but should be available in the offices of every Indian nation in the United States."
Patricia A. Etter, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, ASU Tempe
"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." Jodi Rave, The Missoulian, Missoula, MT, (Sept. 2005)