Although several useful sources provide descriptive material on certain kinds of American Indian associations, until now none has offered a comprehensive survey of both extinct and current groups. This latest addition to Greenwood Press' Ethnic American Voluntary Organizations series addresses this void. The entry for each organization, presented alphabetically in the main body of the text, generally provides the reader with at least a brief history of the organization, noting, where possible, individuals involved in its creation. An effort has been made to tie the organization's development to major events in the history of Indian-white relations or in the Indian community itself. Where possible, references are made to other associations. Each entry concludes with a section of bibliographical material designed to assist the reader in undertaking a more in-depth investigation of the organization. Primary source material is listed where known to be available. The appendices classify the organizations under several general catagories and provide a chronological time chart that includes events that were either influenced by the creation of the organizations or were primary factors in their development.