Submitter: This is an odd book to be sure. The back cover explains how the author came to write his book, which was to answer a child’s simple question. Since the book is simply a listing of names, it lacks context and depth. When I found this book on the shelf, I was a bit confused as to what purpose it might serve. For anyone that may research this topic, they would want to know more. Likely a researcher would start with a Wikipedia article over this reference. Surprisingly this book has had 1 circulation since 2001. I tried to learn more about the author but an Internet search returns links for an Australian jazz musician.
Holly: This is literally just a list of names. There could be value in that, but the story on the back cover says that the author asked his teacher how many Indian tribes were on this continent when the Pilgrims landed in 1620, and she couldn’t answer his question, so he decided to write this book. IT STILL DOESN’T ANSWER HIS QUESTION.
Mary: As a person who was a teen in 1976, I feel I must note that EVERYTHING published that year was probably a Bicentennial Edition.