NORTH OF MEXICO
BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY
Edited By Frederick Webb Hodge
Printed in 1907
https://archive.org/details/handbookamindians02hodgrich (online reading and access to various files type)
https://archive.org/details/handbookamindians01hodgrich (online reading and access to various files type)
Yes, they made an "error" in the naming of the files.
The pdf files are big, ~150 Mo ; downloading them first may be easier that reading them online.
The "read online" option provides a fast and handy (once you get used to the user interface) way of browsing / zooming / reading / searching online.
Those books form an encyclopedia, with articles arranged in alphabetic order ; their title being mainly English keywords, but also words and names in various Native Indian languages.
Each page illuminates the mind of the ignorant (like me) with a wealth of fascinating information. For instance I'm still intrigued by the reports about the use of metals (copper, silver, meteoric iron, ...) in various part of Northern America [ the common man tends to think that the use of metals was unknown in North America and that a few metals (gold, ...) were in use in Central America and South America, but with no knowledge of smelting ].
"The Handbook of North American Indians [...] published [...] beginning in 1978." in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handbook_of_North_American_Indians
"The Handbook of South American Indians [...] published [...] between 1940 and 1947" in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handbook_of_South_American_Indians