The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 78, July 1974 - April, 1975

Book Reviews

each other, before Europeans entered their communities. It also undermines
the myth that all Indians shared the same experiences as they struggled to
deal with intrusions by non-Indians. This is a provocative book. It will
interest general readers who are already well-schooled in Indian history
and anthropology, and it will be very beneficial when used as supplementary
reading in upper division college courses or graduate seminars on native
American history, anthropology, or race relations.
Index to Literature on the American Indian, 1972 is a partial solution
to the perplexing problems which all students of native Americans have
with bibliography. A third volume in an annual index series, it contains
citations for most of the important books, articles, and dissertations which
appeared during 1972. Its editors explain that the "inclusion of any article,
or any book, does not indicate approval in any sense. Nor does it indicate
disapproval" (p. v). Their purpose is not to judge the quality of the ma-
terials they cite; rather, it is to provide "a fair sampling of the enormous
quantity" (p. v) of literature that is available.
As guides go, it is well-organized and easy to use. All entries are indexed
under both "author" and "subject area" classifications. The subject area
"Indian Tribes" (pp. I67-213) is broken down into subsections pertaining
to individual tribes and confederations. Unlike the first two volumes of the
Index, this one provides no list of Indian newspapers or Indian periodicals,
but it does contain indexes to articles in 1972 editions of The Indian Histo-
rian and The Weewish Tree.
The long range importance of the Index series is obvious. If purchased
along with Jack Marken's The Indians and Eskimos of North tAmerica: A
Bibliography of Books in Print Through 1972 (Vermillion: University of
South Dakota Press, 1973), it provides students of native American history,
anthropology, sociology, and archaeology with reliable assistance in the
search for books. After Professor Marken completes a companion volume,
on periodical literature in print through 1972, the Index series will become
equally beneficial to persons engaged in the use of articles in print on
native American subjects.
University of South Dakota HERBERT T. HOOVER
Emissaries to a Revolution: Woodrow Wilson's Executive Agents in Mex-
ico. By Larry D. Hill. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press,
1973. Pp. ix+394. Bibliography, index. $12.95.)
Professor Hill has undertaken yet another study of Wilsonian diplomacy

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