Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 23, 2010 - Social Science - 320 pages
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"Well written, imagery-ridden...A tale of what was, what became, and what is today regarding the Indian relation to the European civilization that 'grafted' itself onto this ancient system.'"
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
Conventional American history holds that the white settlers of the New World re-created the societies they had known in England, France, and Spain. But as anthropologist Jack Weatherford, author of INDIAN GIVERS, brilliantly shows, the Europeans actually grafted their civilization onto the deep and nourishing roots of Native American customs and beliefs. Our place names, our farming and hunting techniques, our crafts, the very blood that flows in our veins--all derive from American Indians ways that we consistently fail to see.


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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

While the book is, as the cover says, thoroughly researched, it does leave one wanting a bit. Not sure exactly for what - possibly more of a human character to the narrative? Also, I sometimes feel as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

How did the Indians enrich America? White America owes them place names such as Seattle, the help they gave to the explorers and early settlers, the labor done by Indian slaves (of whom there were ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
19
Section 4
37
Section 5
48
Section 6
60
Section 7
75
Section 8
89
Section 11
148
Section 12
163
Section 13
181
Section 14
195
Section 15
214
Section 16
234
Section 17
252
Section 18
271

Section 9
108
Section 10
129
Section 19
286
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About the author (2010)

Jack Weatherford is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal peoples and the author of Indian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilization and The History of Money.

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