Native Roots: How the Indians Nourished America

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Crown Publ., 1991 - History - 310 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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Review: Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America

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

Review: Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America

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Interesting facts, a little too much description of places, and the book felt a little dated. Read full review

Contents

The Road to Tuktoyaktuk
1
Pyramids on the Mississippi
6
Women and a Few Men Who Led the Way
19
Copyright

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

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