Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World (Google eBook)
"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."
THE WASHINGTON POST
After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the WorldUser Review - Terri - Goodreads
Very fascinating book. The author did a lot of research. The book tells of the influence that American (both North and South) Indians have had on the world, and shows how our high school history books ... Read full review
Review: Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the WorldUser Review - Phyllis - Goodreads
Most readers will be surprised to discover how many things we take for granted in the fields of food, medecine, economics etc. that did not exist before the discoveries of the Americas. Well-written ... Read full review
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